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Do We Need a Khmer Rouge Tribunal? » 20100802_ECCC


People watch the court proceedings in the sentencing session of former Khmer Rouge cadre Kaing Guek Eav, also known as Duch, at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on the outskirts of Phnom Penh July 26, 2010. The U.N.-backed tribunal sentenced Duch to 35 years in prison on Monday in its first verdict three decades after the Maoist “Killing Fields” revolution tore Cambodia apart. Duch was found guilty of murder and torture, and crimes against humanity for running Tuol Sleng prison, a converted school that symbolised the horrors of the ultra-communist regime blamed for 1.7 million deaths in 1975-79.

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