The returnees board two dozen buses bound for their ancestral home - which today is a village called Torit. They are for the most part women and children. Some are jubilant. Others are apprehensive. Some sing as their vehicles depart while others sit in resigned silence afraid for what the future would hold.
Sunny fought twice in Liberia's civil war: first with the rebels when he was 12 years old, and again for the government when he was 17. Now aged 20, Sunny has been enrolled in a UNICEF-supported program, which is teaching this former child soldier how to be a farmer.
This is the 7th ‘Facing Justice’ program, a series of weekly TV reports (English subtitles) about ‘Case 002′, the current trial of former Khmer Rouge senior leaders.
Nuon Chea (‘Brother Number Two’), Khieu Samphan (Head of State) and Ieng Sary (Foreign Minister) are accused of atrocious crimes including Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes.
‘Facing Justice’, shown on Cambodia’s top TV channel (CTN), gives a summary of the week’s highlights, with explanations to help its mainly rural audience understand the legal issues arising during the trial.
The broadcast is followed by a radio call-in program on the state channel RNK in which viewers can put questions on what they have seen to experts.
The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
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