AP PHOTO: Cambodians hear case against Khmer Rouge

  • Article by: The Associated Press
  • Associated Press
  • July 30, 2014 - 8:35 AM

Buddhist monks and ordinary Cambodians attended a hearing Wednesday in which a U.N.-backed tribunal prepared for the genocide trial later this year of two surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge. The tribunal encourages people to attend the hearings, such as school groups and elderly survivors of the regime that brutally ruled Cambodia in the late 1970s.

In this photo, monks from a pagoda in Phnom Penh who attended the hearing read during a court break. The tribunal prepares booklets to give attendees an overview of the court's work, the case and the defendants.

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