Khmer Rouge Prison Chief Indicted in Cambodia
Posted on Jul 31, 2007
Kang Kek Ieu, otherwise known as Duch, the first of a group of former Khmer Rouge leaders to be investigated by a U.N.-affiliated tribunal in Cambodia, has been charged with crimes against humanity, according to the BBC.
Duch was not among the top level of Khmer Rouge leaders but he has become one of its most notorious members, according to the BBC’s Guy De Launey in Phnom Penh.
He ran S21, a notorious jail where about 1,400 men, women and children were kept, and many of them brutally tortured.
A museum at the site illustrates in graphic detail what happened to the inmates, many of whom were executed at the so-called Killing Fields outside Phnom Penh.