Ta Mok dies

Ta Mok, a senior member of the Khmer Rouge, died this past Friday. He had been in custody since 1999, when he was caught near the border of Thailand-Cambodia with a small group of followers.

Ta Mok was one of several key members of the Khmer Rouge awaiting trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity for his involvement in several massacres in 1975. His trial was expected to begin next year.

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