PAILIN, Cambodia — The former second-in-command of the Khmer Rouge, admitting he made "mistakes," said Saturday he is willing to face an international genocide tribunal but denied that millions died during the group's reign of terror in Cambodia from 1975 to 1979.
"I admit that there was a mistake. But I had my ideology. I wanted to free my country. I wanted people to have well-being," Nuon Chea, the top surviving Khmer Rouge leader, said in an interview in Pailin, the movement's former stronghold.