Khmer Rouge Tribunal: Before and After

August 12, 2015

Curated by Berent Batur

Khmer Rouge Tribunal

The Khmer Rouge Tribunal was established in 2003 as a joint effort by the United Nations and the Royal Government of Cambodia to try those involved with crimes committed by the Khmer Rouge regime.

Kang Kew Iew

Kang Kew Iew ran the Tuol Sleng (S-21) prison where at least 20,000 prisoners were killed.

Kang Kew Iew

Iew has been sentenced to life imprisonment in Cambodia.

Nuon Chea

Nuon Chea acted as the right hand man of leader Pol Pot.

Nuon Chea

Chea is serving a sentence of life imprisonment. He is responsible for the deaths of 1.7 million Cambodians.

Ieng Sary

Ieng Sary was the Deputy Prime Minister for Foreign Affairs when the Khmer Rouge took over.

Ieng Sary

Sary died before he was sentenced. Allegations against him include crimes against humanity, genocide, and breaches of the Geneva Convention.

Ieng Thirith

Ieng Thirith, wife of Ieng Sary and sister-in-law of Pol Pot, was a senior member of the Khmer Rouge.

Ieng Thirith

Proceedings were suspended when she was deemed unfit for trial. Allegations against her included crimes against humanity, genocide, and breaches of the Geneva Convention.

Khieu Samphan

Khieu Samphan was the successor to Pol Pot. Khieu is serving a sentence of life imprisonment.

khieu Samphan

So far only five individuals have been indicted for multiple counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes.

Read more of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal on The Dissident.