Sunday, July 25, 2010

Former Khmer Rouge prison chief sentenced to 35 years in prison

A former prison chief working for the infamous Khmer Rouge has been sentenced to 35 years in jail. He was found guilty of crimes against humanity following a 77-day trial. Kaing Guek Eav, better known as Duch, admitted during his trial that he was the leader of a notorious detention centre known as Toul Sleng, where an estimated 16,000 people were killed. 

The trial was held in accordance with a UN-backed war-crimes court. It was the first international trial held for people involved in the 1970s' regime. 
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