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2009-08-04 16:30:00

As leaders of the former Khmer Rouge regime testify in a human rights tribunal, in harrowing detail, for the killing of more than a million Cambodians from 1975 to 1979 a central medical question remains unanswered: will the trials help a society heal or exacerbate the lingering affects of widespread trauma?A new study offers insight, but sustains the paradox: more than 75 percent of Cambodians believe the Khmer Rouge trials, formally called the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of...

2009-08-04 16:20:00

The so-called "Khmer Rouge trials" now underway are likely to have an impact on the mental health of many Cambodians, according to a new study published in the August 5 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on violence and human rights."Millions of Cambodians suffered profound trauma during the Khmer Rouge era (1975 to 1979)," according to background information provided by the authors. "It is estimated that between one million and two million people (approximately 20 percent of the Cambodian...

2009-03-30 09:00:00

Web site also provides latest news, information and commentary about the trials CHICAGO, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cambodia Tribunal Monitor web site - www.CambodiaTribunal.org - will host ongoing video footage from the long-awaited Khmer Rouge trials, which begin today. On trial will be senior officials of the Khmer Rouge regime for atrocity crimes. Launched in September 2007 in anticipation of the trials, the Chicago-based Cambodia Tribunal Monitor web site is considered the primary...

2009-03-26 10:00:00

Website also provides latest news, information and commentary about the trials CHICAGO, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cambodia Tribunal Monitor web site - www.CambodiaTribunal.org - will host ongoing video footage from the long-awaited Khmer Rouge trials, which are scheduled to begin Monday, March 30. On trial will be senior officials of the Khmer Rouge regime for atrocity crimes. Launched in September 2007 in anticipation of the trials, the Chicago-based Cambodia Tribunal Monitor web site...

2009-02-12 10:42:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ahead of its first trial, the Cambodian government and international actors must immediately address grave flaws in the tribunal set up to try senior members of the Khmer Rouge for crimes against humanity, warns a report released by the Open Society Justice Initiative today. The long-awaited trial of Kaing Guek Eav (a.k.a. Duch), the commander of the infamous Toul Sleng S-21 Prison where thousands of Cambodians were tortured and killed, is...

2008-12-15 14:06:00

SIEM REAP, Cambodia, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international line-up of rock musicians took a stand against human trafficking at a recent concert at the Angkor Wat temple sponsored by the MTV EXIT (End Exploitation and Trafficking) campaign, a project supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). This was the first rock concert ever performed at the massive 12th-century temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was bathed in floodlights for the event. More...

2008-10-09 03:00:36

Cancer screening, nutrition, cervical cancer and HIV/AIDS are the focus of this year's fourth annual Khmer Health Forum on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Cambodian Association of America building, 2390 Pacific Ave. The Cambodian community can learn about health issues at the event, which also includes a healthful cooking demonstration, dinner and door prizes. Khmer translation available. The American Cancer Society will also accept hair donations for the Pantene Beautiful Lengths...

2008-09-29 00:00:19

By Michael McCarthy ENVIRONMENT EDITOR *Pristine wilderness is home to last significant habitat of Siamese crocodile One of the world's rarest reptiles, the critically-endangered Siamese crocodile, is gravely threatened by a proposed dam in an unspoilt region of Cambodia, British conservationists warn. Construction of the Chay Areng dam in the Cardamom mountains will wipe out a fifth or more of the remaining population of the crocodiles, which stands at fewer than 200 individuals in...

2008-07-28 00:00:19

By The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - A dispute with neighboring Thailand over border land near an 11th century Hindu temple has sparked nationalist pride throughout Cambodia and strengthened the longtime prime minister's popularity ahead of parliamentary elections today. Thailand sent troops to the border after Thai anti-government demonstrators assembled near the Preah Vihear temple earlier this month. Cambodia responded by sending its own troops and its government says...


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