Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime collapsed in January 1979. It left deep marks, having claimed an estimated 1.7 million lives. Thirty-eight years later, people are still seeking justice. To learn from history and cope with the trauma, Cambodians need documentation, memorialisation and reparation.
Cambodians continue to suffer the impacts of their country’s violent and traumatic history. Under dictator Pol Pot, who ruled the country from 1975 to 1979, most people became victims in one way or another. Many were executed; others starved. Forced labour and forced marriages were common. Masses of people were separated from their families.
ANLONG VENG, ODDAR MEANCHEY PROVINCE — The head of the Documentation Center of Cambodia has called on the Khmer Rouge tribunal to include one of the regime’s most iconic sites in its list of reparations.
Youk Chhang, director of DC-Cam, said in a letter to Marie Guiraud, a lawyer at the tribunal, that the Anlong Veng Peace Center Project should be supported with reparations money.
PHNOM PENH—Cambodian authorities Sunday deported Russian businessman Sergei Polonsky for alleged immigration violations amid increasing pressure from Russia on the Southeast Asian country to extradite him to face fraud charges.
Cambodian authorities arrested Russian businessman Sergei Polonsky for alleged immigration violations amid increasing pressure from Russia on the Southeast Asian country to extradite him.
National Military Police spokesman Eng Hy said police arrested Mr. Polonsky on Dam Luong Island late Friday afternoon. He is being held by local police. Mr. Polonsky’s lawyer, Benson Samay, said he was at the police station with his client and couldn’t respond to questions.