Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Face of Buddhist "Killing Fields" on Trial

Graphic fact file on Tuol Sleng prison run by Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime from 1975-1979. The prison chief is facing charges that he oversaw the execution of 15,000 people at a court in Cambodia. This is the first trial into the atrocities of the "Killing Fields" (AFP/Graphic/Martin Megino/Gal/JS).

Cambodian Buddhist monk looks on as he and others wait in line outside the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia on the second day of a UN-backed tribunal, 3/31/09, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. On the first day of the trial prosecutors alleged the former Khmer Rouge commander oversaw grisly atrocities at the prison (AP/David Longstreath).

Genocidal torturer, born-again Christian Kaing Guek Eav ("Duch" pronounced D'oik), has confessed and asked victims for forgiveness (AFP).

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