Interviewee: Dan Southerland, Executive Editor, Radio Free Asia
Interviewer: Jayshree Bajoria, Staff Writer
November 21, 2007
A United Nations backed genocide tribunal has been set up in Cambodia to try surviving members of the Khmer Rouge regime. Almost two million people are thought to have died during the four years of Khmer Rouge rule between 1975 and 1979. So far, five officials from the Maoist regime have been arrested by the court on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Radio Free Asia’s Executive Editor Dan Southerland, who spent eighteen years reporting from Asia including several years in Cambodia in the 1970s, says that despite restrictions placed on the trial by the Cambodian government, it will still bring a sense of justice to Cambodians.
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