Senior Khmer Rouge leaders appear in Cambodian court





Three of the most senior surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge have appeared in court in Cambodia.

Nuon Chea, Ieng Thirith and Khieu Samphan attended a hearing at the UN-backed war crimes tribunal to request release from pre-trial detention.

They and another senior figure face charges of genocide for their roles in the deaths of about two million Cambodians between 1975 and 1979.

The elderly defendants have all been in detention since 2007....



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