Sweden hands Khmer Rouge investigators 400kg of documents

The 26 boxes of documents had been kept in Sweden for three decades.

They are written in English, French, Swedish and Khmer, and have been sent to an independent group in Cambodia from the University of Lund.

Up to two million people died of starvation, exhaustion, or were executed during the rule of the communist Khmer Rouge between 1975 and 1979.

The Director of the Documentation Centre of Cambodia says the documents are historically important and will be very useful for for the long-delayed tribunal which is to try the surviving leaders of the regime.

It is not known exactly what the documents contain or why they were in Sweden.

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