Trial of Khmer Rouge leaders begins in Cambodia

Visitors enter the courthouse in the case against Nuon Chea, Ieng Sary and Khieu Samphan.

Democratic Kampuchea was one of the most brutal and horrific regimes in modern history, said UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay.

Ms Pillay made her comments at the opening of the genocide trial of three former senior Khmer Rough leaders in Cambodia.

The three leaders, former foreign minister Ieng Sary, former so-called Brother Number Two Nuon Chea and former head of State Khieu Samphan, are charged with genocide, crimes against humanity and torture.

Yuko Maeda, Public Affairs Officer in the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia, explains to Gerry Adams what happened at the opening of the landmark three-day trial.

Duration: 3'56"

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