Justice 30 Years On


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REUTERS/ AFP/GETTY – One of the many piles of human remains that dot Cambodia. Top, Chum Mei is on the left of the survivors; middle, prisoners await inspection; above left, Duch and an unknown soldier at the infamous Tuol Sleng prison.

The long awaited trial for Duch – the infamous interrogator at Tuol Sleng’s prison has finally begun – thirty years after the fall of the Khmer Rouge. 

Long awaited justice. 
It is estimated that approximately 14,000 people were interrogated, tortured and sentenced to execution by Duch during his three-year patronage of Tuol Sleng. 
During the Khmer Rouge regime – approximately 2 million Cambodians died of starvation, illness, and execution. 
It’s about time this is happening.
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