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Khmer Rouge leader Ieng Sary dies

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Former Khmer Rouge leader Ieng Sary, on trial for genocide and war crimes, died in hospital on Thursday at the age of 87, cheating Cambodia and the UN-backed court out of justice for the rule of the Pol Pot regime. 

Brothers in arms and brothers-in-law, top Khmer Rouge leaders Ieng Sary (left) and Pol Pot at the top of their powers as foreign minister and dictator respectively in Cambodia, and Ieng Sary in the dock at the tribunal last year. (File photos)

Ieng Sary - who has been on trial for a raft of war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity charges - died while still under the custody of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.

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