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Court finds pair of Khmer Rouge leaders guilty

by Take Two

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Cambodian former Khmer Rouge servitors, Soum Rithy, left, and Chum Mey, right, embrace each other after the verdicts were announced, at the U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thurdday, Aug. 7, 2014. Three and a half decades after the genocidal rule of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge ended, the tribunal on Thursday sentenced two top leaders of the former regime to life in prison on war crimes charges for their role in the country's terror period in the 1970s. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith) Heng Sinith/AP

A Cambodian court on Thursday found two of the Khmer Rouge's most senior leaders guilty of crimes against humanity. They were sentenced to life in prison for taking part in the genocide that killed almost two million Cambodians.

Cambodian-Americans have been watching the trial closely, and Leakenah Nou, a sociology professor from Cal State Long Beach is one of them. She talked with Take-Two on Thursday.

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