Death of Ieng Sary

October 24, 1925 - March 14, 2013
Phnom Pehn, Cambodia | Age 87

Khmer Rouge insider while on trial
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The Associated Press

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Ieng Sary, co-founder of the Khmer Rouge regime responsible for the deaths of more than 1 million Cambodians in the 1970s, has died. The 87-year-old had been in the middle of a lengthy trial over the regime's atrocities.

Tribunal spokesman Lars Olsen confirmed his death Thursday morning.

As foreign minister, Ieng Sary was perhaps the regime's most recognizable face internationally. The regime claimed it was building a pure...

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