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Cham Muslim recounts ordeal in Khmer Rouge tribunal

7 September 2015 16:28


A Cambodian Cham Muslim has revealed unbelievable facts about the mass killing and persecution of Muslims at the hands of the Khmer Rouge cadres in the late 1970s.

The shocking testimony came Monday during the second trial of the two top surviving former Khmer Rouge leaders, where It Sen recounted the suffering of Muslim people and Khmer’s targeting of them at the time.

The hearing, which is backed by the United Nations, is the second held for the two surviving Khmer leaders, namely “Brother Number Two” Nuon Chea, 89, and ex-head of state Khieu Samphan, 84, both already sentenced to jail for having a major hand in the deaths of up to two million Cambodians from 1975-1979.

Sen, 63, described how he and other Muslims were subject to mass killing orders, forced eating of pork and witnessing the copies of the Quran, their beloved religious book, burned.

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