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The legacy of Ieng Thirith: The ‘First Lady’ of the Khmer Rouge

By Tue, Aug 25, 2015 1:02PM UTC

By Alexandra Demetrianova Silently and out of the spotlight, Ieng Thirith passed away in Pailin province in Cambodia at the weekend. She was 83 – an age most people of the Khmer Rouge era never had a chance to reach. Ieng Thirith was the ‘First Lady’ of the bloody regime,

Top woman leader of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge dies at 83

By Sun, Aug 23, 2015 4:23PM UTC

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Ieng Thirith, a Khmer Rouge leader who was the highest-ranking woman in the genocidal regime that oversaw the death of nearly 2 million Cambodians in the late 1970s, has died. She was 83 years old.

Court chief’s arrest exposes Cambodia’s selective justice

By Wed, Aug 19, 2015 8:58AM UTC

The former head of the Municipal Court in Phnom Penh, Ang Maltey, was arrested and charged with embezzlement at the weekend after Cambodia’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) accused him of confiscating an Audi SUV from a convicted drug trafficker and giving it to his son.

Cambodian opposition senator faces up to 17 years in prison

By Mon, Aug 17, 2015 3:57PM UTC

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A lawyer says Cambodian opposition senator has been charged with three counts that carry penalties of up to 17 years in prison for Facebook comments that criticized a 36-year-old border agreement with Vietnam.

Opposition senator arrested in Cambodia for Facebook posting

By Sat, Aug 15, 2015 2:38PM UTC

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian authorities have arrested an opposition senator two days after Prime Minister Hun Sen accused him of treason for comments posted on Facebook.

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