Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Former Khmer Rouge chief revisits prison

he chief interrogator of the former Khmer Rouge in Cambodia has returned to the prison where thousands were killed under his supervision.

Kaing Geuk Eav, who is also known as Duch, wept as he led the investigating judges of the UN-assisted Khmer Rouge tribunal around the notorious S-21 prison.

He has been charged with crimes against humanity.

Spokesman for the tribunal, Reach Sambath, said Duch became emotional when shown a tree against which children were smashed to death.

"When he saw the tree trunk he said the children were smashed into the tree trunk," he said.

"At the end of the conversation he went on his leg and he, you know he pray, salute to the tree and he feel very emotioned."

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