On his second day of testimony at the Khmer Rouge tribunal Thursday, witness Nou Mao described how some of the regime’s high-ranking members spread their ultra-Maoist ideology by delivering study sessions to cadre before they took control of the country. Mr. Mao, a 78-year-old farmer, told the court that the regime’s message had been imparted to him by the likes of Hou Yuon, an agriculture expert and moderate com*munist, and Chou Chet, who rose through the ranks to become chief of the Western Zone. Hou Yuon openly disagreed with plans to evacuate cities after the ousting of the
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