NUON Chea and KHIEU Samphan Sentenced to Life Imprisonment in Case 002/02

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NUON Chea and KHIEU Samphan Sentenced to Life Imprisonment in Case 002/02

The Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) convicted former senior Khmer Rouge leaders NUON Chea and KHIEU Samphan of genocide, crimes against humanity and grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions of 1949. The crimes were committed at various locations throughout Cambodia during the Democratic Kampuchea period from 17 April 1975 to 6 January 1979.

Read the full English language press release here.

Read the full Khmer language press release here.

Read the full French language press release here.

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General On the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

The Secretary-General takes note of today’s delivery by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) of the trial judgment in the case 002/02 against Mr. Nuon Chea, former Deputy Secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea, and Mr. Khieu Samphan, former Head of State of Democratic Kampuchea. Read the full statement here.

UN genocide adviser welcomes historic conviction of former Khmer Rouge leaders

In a statement, Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, described the conviction by a UN-backed international tribunal in Cambodia as “a good day for justice”, adding that “it demonstrates that justice will prevail, and that impunity should never be accepted for genocide and other atrocity crimes.” Read more here.

Note to Correspondents: Statement by Adama Dieng, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on the conviction of NUON Chea and KHIEU Samphan by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

(New York, 16 November 2018) The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, welcomed today’s decision by the Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, holding accountable two former senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge for crimes committed in Cambodia from 17 April 1975 to 6 January 1979. Read more here.