Thousand attend Ieng Sary's cremation
- Published: 21 Mar 2013 at 20.05
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MALAI, Cambodia - About 1,000 mourners massed Thursday for the cremation of Ieng Sary, a co-founder of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge, highlighting the stark divide between supporters and victims of the brutal communist regime.
Ieng Vuth, a son of former Khmer Rouge foreign minister Ieng Sary, prays at his father's coffin during the cremation ceremony in the former stronghold of Malai near the Cambodian-Thai border on Thursday. (AP Photo)
The former Khmer Rouge foreign minister, 87, died last week while on trial for war crimes and genocide, cheating Cambodians of a verdict over his role in the regime's 1975-1979 reign of terror.
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