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Khmer Rouge 'First Lady' Ieng Thirith dies

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Khmer Rouge 'First Lady' Ieng Thirith dies


Ieng Thirith, the sister-in-law of Cambodian dictator Pol Pot, has died, nearly five years after being indicted for genocide and crimes against humanity.

The case against the 83-year-old, a minister during Pol Pot’s 1975-‘79 ‘killing fields’ regime, was suspended after she was found unfit to stand trial because of dementia.

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