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Khmer Rouge Death Camp Commander Awaits Sentence

HNOM PENH — The trial of a Khmer Rouge prison commandant who oversaw the deaths of at least 12,000 people has wrapped up. But in his final statement, Kang Guek Eav, also known as Duch, stunned the court by asking for an acquittal.

 

Dunlop is credited with tracking down Duch, who he found working at his old profession as a teacher in the countryside in 1999. As a consequence, Duch surrendered to the authorities. Dunlop later published a book about him, titled, “The Lost Executioner.”

Khmer Rouge's chief jailer Kaing Guek Eav, better known as Comrade Duch, stands next to a security guard in court in Phnom Penh. Reuters

Khmer Rouge’s chief jailer Kaing Guek Eav, better known as Comrade Duch, stands next to a security guard in court in Phnom Penh. REUTERS

 

more here:

http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/article.aspx?id=4713

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