December 3, 1992 |
A U.N. helicopter--sent to seek six unarmed peacekeepers detained by Khmer Rouge forces in Cambodia--was fired on, with one French officer aboard suffering a back wound, officials said Wednesday. The incident was part of escalating tensions that threaten an accord on ending Cambodia's 13-year civil war. Khmer Rouge fighters captured the six U.N. peacekeeping soldiers in Cambodia only 48 hours after the United Nations imposed sanctions against the group. A U.N.
December 2, 1992 |
Khmer Rouge guerrillas seized six U.N. peacekeepers in central Cambodia, a U.N. statement said. The six-man team of peacekeepers--three Britons, two Filipinos and one New Zealander--was taken prisoner in central Kompong Thom province, a spokesman for the U.N. Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) said. In Siem Reap province, five peacekeepers were wounded, at least two of them seriously, when their vehicles hit anti-tank mines, he said.
September 26, 1987 |
The Cambodian government has the remains of "quite a number" of American servicemen killed in the Indochina war, according to Premier Hun Sen. "We are prepared to release them on the basis of humanitarianism," the leader of the Vietnamese-backed Cambodian government said in an interview with The Times here this week.
August 8, 1997 |
As much as he would like to, artist Vann Nath can't forget the face of Pol Pot, the Cambodian leader under whose capricious rule he was tortured and almost killed. That's because Pol Pot's face saved his life. Vann Nath was due to be sent to Cambodia's "killing fields" along with nearly 20,000 others who were held at Tuol Sleng Prison during the Khmer Rouge leader's reign of terror two decades ago. But he suddenly was spared to paint Pol Pot's portrait.
September 6, 2002 |
A court today sentenced a former senior Khmer Rouge leader, Col. Chhouk Rin, to life in prison for the 1994 murders of three Western backpackers, reversing an earlier acquittal. Chhouk Rin was acquitted two years ago by a municipal court of charges that he and other Khmer Rouge members kidnapped and murdered Briton Mark Slater, Frenchman Jean-Michel Braquet and Australian David Wilson after ambushing the train on which the three were traveling.
October 31, 1991 |
In its first known significant release in years, the Vietnamese-installed government in Cambodia said Wednesday that it set free 442 political prisoners this month and that more releases are planned. Until recently, the Phnom Penh government would not directly admit to holding political prisoners. The government had said it would release all political prisoners when a treaty was signed to end the war with three guerrilla groups, which began with Vietnam's invasion in late 1978.