ECCC Reparations

This blog is designed to serve as a repository of analyses, news reports and press releases related to the issue of RERAPATIONS within the framework of the Extraordinary Chambers in Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), a.k.a. the Khmer Rouge Tribunal.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Cambodia to Preserve Khmer Rouge Sites

Cambodia will turn 14 sites used by the murderous Khmer Rouge regime into tourist attractions. Among them are ammunition warehouses and the homes that were used by leaders of the Khmer Rouge, the regime that killed upward of 1.7 million Cambodians during its rule from 1975 to 1979.

The sites are mostly found around the jungles near Anlong Veng, a former Khmer Rouge stronghold 180 miles north of the capital of Phnom Penh and home to many killing fields. A focal point will likely be the cremation site of Pol Pot (above), the Khmer Rouge leader who died under house arrest in 1998 near the Chong Chom border crossing to Thailand.

The cabinet of Cambodia's prime minister, Hun Sen, which approved the plan, said the goal is to allow ''national and international guests to visit and understand the last political leadership of the genocidal regime.''


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