Published March 15, 2013
Ieng Sary, the co-founder and foreign minister of the Khmer Rouge, died early Thursday morning, due to heart complications, officials said.
Ieng Sary, who was 87, was on trial for atrocity crimes alongside two other aging regime leaders when he was hospitalized March 4. His death confirmed the worst fears of victims of the regime: that the leaders accused of crimes including genocide will not see justice under a tribunal that has struggled to complete its work. VOA Khmer's Kong Sothanarith reports from Phnom Penh.