Khmer Rouge executioner nets only 19 years behind bars for genocide

Decades after the Khmer Rouge regime terrorized Cambodia, one of the Khmer Rouge trials has concluded. In 1999, one of the chief executioners of the murderous regime, Kaing Guek Eav, also spelled Kang Kek Iew, or “Comrade Duch” was found and put on trial. The trial of the man who presided over more than 17,000 executions has concluded. He was credited for time served, and sentenced to 19 years. The light sentence incensed the survivors and families of victims.

 

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