Prosecutors in Cambodia Seeking Life in Prison For Khmer Rouge Leaders

Accused of committing crimes against humanity


Phnom Penh (AFP)—Prosecutors demanded life imprisonment Monday for two former leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge accused of crimes against humanity, delighting survivors hoping for long-awaited justice for the "Killing Fields" atrocities.

"Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea, 87, and ex-head of state Khieu Samphan, 82, are accused of playing a leading role in the communist regime's reign of terror in the late 1970s that left up to two million people dead.