Los jemeres rojos procesados

Estos días hay sospechosos de haber cometido crímenes de Guerra -desde Rwanda hasta Serbia, pasando por Sierra Leona- procesados. Docenas de ellos están aún fugitivos, pero sigue habiendo esperanzas de que también ellos afronten a la justicia. No es así en el caso de los perpetradores del genocidio camboyano del decenio de 1970. Siguen libres y nadie los busca.

Una cuarta parte de los ocho millones de habitantes de Camboya fue ejecutada, murió de hambre o sucumbió a las enfermedades durante el gobierno de los jemeres rojos en el período 1975-79. No ha habido un juicio auténtico ni una comisión de la verdad ni reconocimiento oficial de uno de los crímenes más atroces de la historia humana.

A consecuencia de ello, muchos camboyanos nacidos a partir de 1979 no entienden el alcance ni la gravedad de las atrocidades. Entretanto, la angustia y la aflicción de los supervivientes -casi todos los cuales perdieron a seres queridos- no han recibido reparación.

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