Pol Pot’s No. 2 Arrested in Cambodia

DILI, East Timor — The most senior surviving member of the genocidal Khmer Rouge leadership has been arrested at his home in rural Cambodia, close to the Thai border. Nuon Chea, known by his Orwellian nom de guerre “Brother No. 2,” will face trial for crimes against humanity at the United Nations-backed war crimes tribunal established in Cambodia last year. He was Pol Pot’s right-hand man during the 1975-1979 reign of terror of the Khmer Rouge, during which almost 2 million people perished due to starvation, disease, enslavement, or execution, all in the name of utopian agrarian reforms, of which […]

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