The forced evacuation of Phnom Penh and other urban centers around Cambodia in 1975 was a critical turning point after which unimaginable suffering was endured by millions of people over the three years, eight months and 20 days the Khmer Rouge regime was in power, the Khmer Rouge tribunal heard Wednesday as closing statements in Case 002/01 began. Civil party lawyers, representing 3,065 victims of the regime who applied to be a part of Case 002, became the first legal parties to argue that co-defendants and former Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon Chea, 87, and Khieu Sam*phan, 82, are guilty of
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