8.3 - Legal Justice Lessens Anger of Villagers By Kalyanee...

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Legal Justice Lessens Anger of Villagers By Kalyanee Mam On Friday, 17 October 2008, the Khmer Rouge tribunal rejected an appeal by the Khmer Rouge's former foreign minister for release from pre-trial detention on charges of crimes against humanity and war atrocities. 50 villagers traveling from Kompong Speu, Kandal and Kampot Province gathered to witness the pre-trial hearing of Ieng Sary and the long anticipated decision. Tao Sophal, a woman from Kompong Speu Province who lost two younger brothers, a brother-in-law, a mother-in- law, and her grandmother during the Khmer Rouge Regime, wants to know why the atrocities took place and who is ultimately responsible for the death of her family members. That day, Tao Sophal and others were most eager to learn if Ieng Sary would be detained or released at large. Ieng Sary, 82, was one of five premier masterminds of a communist regime that claimed the lives of an estimated 1.7 million people through execution, torture, starvation and forced labor. Tao Sophal, like millions of others, was displaced from her home and forced to work in a
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This note was uploaded on 10/06/2009 for the course HIST 131405 taught by Professor Kate during the One '09 term at University of Melbourne.

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8.3 - Legal Justice Lessens Anger of Villagers By Kalyanee...

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