U.N.-backed tribunal sentences Khmer Rouge leaders to life in prison

U.N.-backed tribunal sentences Khmer Rouge leaders to life in prison

Two top Khmer Rouge leaders were sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for their role in the 1970s β€œkilling fields” of Cambodia.

A U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal sentenced the former 83-year-old head of state and its 88-year-old chief ideologue on war crime charges three and a half decades after the country’s terror period.

Photo: In this July 10, 2014 photo, a tourist looks at human skulls of genocide victims at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, formerly the most notorious Khmer Rouge prison, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

[AP]