April 7, 1998 |
Fifty opposition figures have been killed in Cambodia since August, more than doubling the previously known toll of political slayings following a mid-1997 coup, the United Nations said. Thomas Hammarberg, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan's special representative for human rights in Cambodia, announced the new evidence on the killings at a Geneva news conference. Information about the killings, some as recent as March and coming on top of a previously documented 41 executions blamed by U.N.
July 26, 1997 |
At a reeducation camp on the outskirts of town, dozens of captured soldiers are learning the lessons of the losers of war. They sit in listless clusters in a pavilion aerated by jagged holes blown in the wall by tanks, listening to the drone of a victorious commander reciting what they are now to believe. "They told us it was not a coup," one soldier said of the bloody uprising that toppled Cambodia's co-premier earlier this month, leaving Second Prime Minister Hun Sen in sole power.
September 3, 1996 |
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.