Top Khmer Rogue leader appeals life sentence
Khmer Rogue former head of state, Khieu Samphan, has challenged the 2014 life sentence imposed by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts
of Cambodia (ECCC) for crimes against humanity. Samphan stated that he was simply fighting for “social justice” in Cambodia and said, “I shall
shout loudly that I never wanted to agree to any policy that is against the Cambodian people.” Samphan, as well as another leader, Nuon Chea,were convicted in 2014 after being found guilty of overseeing the death of nearly one fourth of Cambodia’s population. Samphan and Chea are the first leaders of the Khmer Rogue to be jailed for their actions in Cambodia.