Cambodian Monks March Against Khmer Rouge War Criminals

Nearly 2 million people are believed to have been killed by the Khmer Rouge from 1975 through 1979.

Cambodian Buddhist monks lead the march heading to the Khmer Rouge Tribunal headquarters in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007. Some 600 hundred protesters, including Buddhist nuns and Cambodian Muslims, marched in the capital Tuesday to urge a speedier trial for former leaders of the murderous Khmer Rouge.(AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

Hundreds of Buddhist monks marched in Cambodia on Christmas to push for speedy trials of Khmer Rouge war criminals.
The BBC reported:

Hundreds of Buddhist monks and nuns have been marching in Cambodia in support of the upcoming trials of the former leaders of the Khmer Rouge.

Almost two million Cambodians are thought to have died during four years of Khmer Rouge rule in the late 1970s.

The organisation targeted religious institutions, destroying churches, mosques and temples.

Muslim and Christian leaders joined the Buddhist monks and nuns to demonstrate their support for the tribunal.


Cambodian nuns march to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), in Phnom Penh. More than 600 Buddhist monks and nuns, as well as Muslim leaders, marched to Cambodia’s UN-backed genocide tribunal to demand speedier trials of Khmer Rouge cadre. (AFP/Sreng Meng)

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