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Noun Chea (with sunglasses) and members of his defense team, including Doreen Chen (far left), Son Arun (front left) and Suon Visal (front right) in the courtroom for a trial hearing on January 8, 2015. (ECCC)

After Death, Nuon Chea’s Genocide Conviction on Uncertain Ground

Legal experts and the Khmer Rouge tribunal spokesman said the law requires Khmer Rouge regime second-in-command Nuon Chea’s appeal of his genocide conviction to end following his death last week, calling into question whether the 2018 charges will stand.

Nuon Chea during a Khmer Rouge tribunal Trial Chamber hearing on December 5, 2011 (ECCC)

Q&A: How Will Nuon Chea Be Remembered?

VOD asked two historians, a researcher and Nuon Chea’s defense attorney about his life, death and legacy. Here’s what they said.

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.