Former leaders convicted of genocide in Cambodia

Q: The last surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime that ruled Cambodia in the 1970s, when their reign of terror was responsible for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million people, were convicted last week by an international tribunal of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes Where is the small southeast Asian nation of Cambodia?

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Q: After the Khmer Rouge seized power in 1975, they killed anyone who challenged them and forced millions of Cambodians to work in the fields where as much as one-quarter to one-third of the population died of starvation, overwork and medical neglect. The Khmer Rouge were forced out in a 1978 invasion by their eastern neighbor . . .

A. Burma

B. Laos

C. Thailand

D. Vietnam

Q: The Khmer Rouge killed intellectuals and professionals, rejected Western medicine and ideas, emptied Cambodia’s cities and tried to rebuild the country's agriculture on the model of the 11th century. They modeled their movement on the “Great Leap Forward” in what nation?

A. Burma

B. China

C. Soviet Union

D. United States

Q: Along with other crimes, the two former Khmer Rouge leaders were convicted of genocide against Vietnamese residents and the Cham an ethnic and religious minority. What is the majority religion in Cambodia?

A. Buddhism

B. Christianity

C. Hinduism

D. Islam

Q: The two convicted Khmer Rouge leaders, aged 87 and 92, were sentenced to life in prison. Unlike most of its Asian-Pacific neighbors, Cambodia does not have a death penalty. How many nations have completely banned the death penalty?

A. 23

B. 50

C. 106

D. 142

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