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Cambodian TV programme re unites families split by Khmer Rouge

By Irwin Loy

In Cambodia, lawyers in a war crimes tribunal have presented closing arguments in what has been the only case so far to try former senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime. It comes more than 34 years after the Khmer Rouge were ousted from power. For some Cambodians, justice isn’t the only thing that has taken decades. Many families torn apart by the Khmer Rouge are still missing their loved ones. Now, there’s a service to bring them back together - the only catch is that the drama unfolds on national television.

 

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