A life-sentence was given to Kaing Guek Eav, better known as Duch, a jailer who oversaw the deaths of 15,000 people.
On November 21, 2011, the tribunal began Case 002, trying three of the top four surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge: Nuon Chea (the party's deputy secretary), Khieu Samphan (head of state of Democratic Kampuchea) and Ieng Sary (deputy prime minister for foreign affairs of Democratic Kampuchea).
In addition to focusing on a Khmer-language audience, Matchstix’s visuals and marketing materials come in various shades of red and pink.“So if you are—excuse my French—a sleazy 70-year-old trying to find a girl, it’s highly unlikely you’d use [Matchstix],” Ms. She acknowledged that the app’s aesthetics cannot ward off all predatory behavior among the user base—which is currently almost three-quarters male—particularly if it happens outside the digital realm.
Some 21 percent of Cambodian men admitted to having perpetrated rape at some point in their lives, according to a 2013 U. report, which found that just over a quarter of Cambodian women had experienced physical or sexual abuse at the hands of a partner.
According to the Cambodia Tribunal Monitor, only about 12 survived.
While figures on the number of people who died during the Khmer Rouge's rule are disputed, most estimates say between 1.4 million and 2.2 million people were killed.
The digital platforms—which include local entrant Matchstix as well as international services like Facebook, Badoo and Tinder— are capitalizing on cultural shifts, along with technological trends.“Traditionally, most marriages were arranged and therefore most relationships were deprived of the ‘romance’ associated with the individual autonomy of choosing one’s partner,” writes anthropology academic Heidi Hoefinger in “Sex, Love, and Money in Cambodia.”Pop songs, karaoke videos, films and magazines have edged aside older cultural mores, according to Ms. “The dominant sexual culture for contemporary young people in Cambodia is filled with strong themes of romance, love, and heartache.”One business hoping to take advantage of the changing times is Australian tech company MobiMedia.
They then swipe right on someone they’d like to know better—either as friends, or something more.Since then, the ECCC has worked to bring specific leaders to justice.The verdict in Case 001, the first to be brought before the ECCC, was passed on February 3.Ieng Thirith, the party's minister for social affairs, was deemed unfit to stand trial due to "dementia most likely caused by Alzheimer's disease".Pol Pot, the party's leader whose real name was Saloth Sar, died in 1998.
Many were held in prisons where they were interrogated, tortured and executed.