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JACOB R. HICKMAN
PSYCHOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGIST
SOUTHEAST ASIANIST

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BYU Radio Interview on Khmer Rouge Convictions

In the first week of August, two top Khmer Rouge leaders were convicted by the hybrid Cambodian and UN-backed tribunal—the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea are the highest-ranking officials to be convicted of any crimes related to the mass killings and starvation that occurred under Khmer Rouge rule from 1975 to 1979. BYU Radio's The Morning Show interviewed me about the significance of these convictions and how this history and recent developments fit into Southeast Asian politics more broadly. The interview starts at 28:45 if you click HERE.

In addition to the interview, here are some relevant links describing the news of the convictions, along with a link to the tribunal's website.

Tribunal's Website

BBC // Top Khmer Rouge Leaders Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity

NPR // Khmer Rouge Convictions Offer Small Solace For Cambodian Victims

NPR // Senior Khmer Rouge Leaders Found Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity

NPR // The Ongoing Fight For Justice For War Crime Victims In Cambodia