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PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Khmer Rouge “Brother Number Two” Nuon Chea, Pol Pot’s top surviving henchman, was arrested on Wednesday at his house on the Thai border and taken to Phnom Penh to face the U.N. “Killing Fields” tribunal for the first time.
A terse, two-sentence statement by the $56 million (28 million pound) court said the octogenarian communist guerrilla would “be informed of the charges which have been brought against him” — in all likelihood genocide or crimes against humanity.
Nuon Chea was arrested by a squad of Cambodian special forces soldiers, police and Western security guards who surrounded his small wooden home in a forest on the Thai border.
He was questioned inside for a short time before being taken away by helicopter and flown to Phnom Penh.
“My dad seems to have no worries, but my mother is worried about him,” his son, Nuon Say, told Reuters
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THIS LINK about the Khmer Rouge and I posted a few days ago also about them….

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This book “First they killed my father” is a must-read if you like to read books about wars. This is a sad story, but it gives you a true insight in what really happened during the Vietnam War. Read the reviews on Amazon, follow the link below. I totally agree with what everybody says about this book. 
and……….read the sequel too….”Lucky Child…” It’s brilliant, though very upsetting what Loung Ung and her family – and others in Vietnam – had to experience.


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