Maoist regime that ruled Cambodia from 1975-1979
Founded and led by Pol Pot, who died in 1998
Abolished religion, schools and currency in a bid to create agrarian utopia
Brutal regime that did not tolerate dissent
More than a million people thought to have died from starvation, overwork or execution
The chief interrogator of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge has wept while visiting a prison he commanded where at least 14,000 people were killed.
CHOEUNG EK, Cambodia: Detained Khmer Rouge jailer Duch wept yesterday for the victims of Cambodia’s 1970s genocide as he re-enacted his alleged crimes for a UN-backed tribunal at the regime’s most notorious killing field.
Duch, whose real name is Kaing Guek Eav, last visited the Choeung Ek execution site outside the capital, Phnom Penh, nearly 30 years ago while he oversaw the Khmer Rouge’s Tuol Sleng prison.
Will the genocide in Darfur take 30 years to be vindicated?
The world watches, shakes its collective head and does NOTHING!