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Renegade Rebel Gets Backing for Pardon

September 03, 1996|From Times Wire Reports

Khmer Rouge dissidents won support from Cambodian Second Prime Minister Hun Sen for a pardon for their leader, renegade revolutionary Ieng Sary. Hun Sen and a three-member dissident delegation held daylong negotiations in Sisophon aimed at cementing a break in the Khmer Rouge that may hasten an end to Cambodia's civil war. The meeting was the highest-level encounter on government-held territory since the split last month between several hundred guerrillas backing Sary--widely accused of crimes against humanity as a Khmer Rouge leader during the movement's brutal regime--and hard-liners loyal to his brother-in-law, Pol Pot.

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