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Cambodia got little justice out of Khmer Rouge tribunal

Hun Sen regime kept genocide inquiry on tight leash to protect itself

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ECCC judges at the trial of former Khmer Rouge leader Khieu Samphan in Phnom Penh in August 2021: The tribunal has made impunity seem normal in Cambodia.   © ECCP/AP

Sam Rainsy, a former Cambodian finance minister, is a leading member of the country's opposition movement.

A single court could never deliver full justice for the crimes of the Khmer Rouge, which was responsible for the deaths of up to 2 million Cambodians during its reign of terror from 1975 to 1979.

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