Nuon Chea: Khmer Rouge 'were not bad people'
5 December 2011 Last updated at 14:05 GMT
Pol Pot's deputy has told a court the Khmer Rouge were not "bad people", blaming deaths of Cambodians under the Maoist regime on neighbouring Vietnam.
Nuon Chea made the comments at his genocide trial at a UN-backed court in Phnom Penh.
It is the first time he has faced questioning over his role in the regime's four-year rule, which left as many as two million Cambodians dead.
His trial began last month, only the second at the court.
Guy Delauney reports from Phnom Penh.