Matt Surrusco
Former senior Khmer Rouge leader Nuon Chea (ECCC)

‘Brother No 2’ Nuon Chea Dead at 93

Nuon Chea, one of two former senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge to be convicted of the crime of genocide, died on Sunday evening in Phnom Penh, a spokesman for the Khmer Rouge tribunal said in a statement.

MOB VIOLENCE

Lack of Trust in Courts, ‘Witchcraft’ Claims Help Fuel Mob Violence: UN Report

UPDATED 7:20 p.m. — A lack of trust in the police and courts, scapegoating of “sorcerers” for social and physical ills, and a firm belief that violent actions were justified were among the reasons perpetrators of “popular justice” attacks in Cambodia took the law into their own hands, said a U.N. report released on Thursday.