Nuon Chea, ideologue of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge, dies at 93

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    AP English Worldstream - English, 08/04/2019
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      PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) ” Nuon Chea, the chief ideologue of the communist Khmer Rouge regime that destroyed a generation of Cambodians, died Sunday, the country's U.N.-assisted genocide tribunal said. He was 93.Nuon Chea was known as Brother No. 2, the right-hand man of Pol Pot, the leader of the regime that ruled Cambodia from 1975 to 1979. The group's fanatical efforts to realize a utopian society led to the death of some 1.7 million people ” more than a quarter of the country's population at the time ” from starvation, disease, overwork and executions. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]