Sunday, 24 February 2008

Killing fields trial
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
February 24, 2008

Former Khmer Rouge jailer Duch will be asked to re-enact his alleged crimes during the coming UN-backed trial over Cambodia's 1970s genocide.

Duch, 65, whose real name is Kaing Guek Eav, oversaw the regime's main torture centre of Tuol Sleng, where some 16,000 men, women and children were brutalised before being executed during the Khmer Rouge's purges.

Duch, who has never denied his crimes but claims to have found God, will walk tribunal judges through the prison before going to the Choeung Ek killing fields outside Phnom Penh, where most of the Tuol Sleng inmates were killed.

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