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November 22, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Khmer Rouge guerrillas have freed a British mine-clearing expert and his Cambodian interpreter nearly eight months after they were seized near the Angkor temple complex. Christopher Howes, 36, of Bristol, England, and Houn Hourth were described as "weak and very thin." They were freed as part of a deal allowing guerrillas to defect to the government, an official said.
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September 6, 2002 | From Associated Press
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.
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July 7, 1988
An American caught after entering Cambodia illegally 14 months ago has been handed over to the Red Cross and will soon leave the country, Cambodian radio said. Sterling Brian Bono, 36, of Las Animas, Colo., was arrested May 2, 1987, when he crossed the border, reportedly to look for a friend who has been missing in Indochina since the 1970s. Bono, in an interview with American reporters last week in Phnom Penh, said he served with an Army engineer unit in Vietnam in 1972.
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August 8, 1997 | MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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December 3, 1992 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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December 2, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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September 26, 1987 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
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.
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August 8, 1997 | MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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September 6, 2002 | From Associated Press
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.
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October 31, 1991 | From Associated Press
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.
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November 22, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Khmer Rouge guerrillas have freed a British mine-clearing expert and his Cambodian interpreter nearly eight months after they were seized near the Angkor temple complex. Christopher Howes, 36, of Bristol, England, and Houn Hourth were described as "weak and very thin." They were freed as part of a deal allowing guerrillas to defect to the government, an official said.
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December 3, 1992 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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December 2, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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October 6, 1989
Khmer Rouge guerrillas put on display five prisoners they said were Vietnamese soldiers captured in Cambodia after Vietnam announced it had withdrawn all its forces last week. Guerrilla commander Son Sen, speaking at a Khmer Rouge camp, said the men were captured in fighting near the Thai border Tuesday, one week after Vietnam said it had pulled out all its troops. The men, looking dazed and tired, spoke fluent Vietnamese and Khmer, the Cambodian language. They said they were from Vietnam.
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September 26, 1987 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
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.
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