13 March 2009

Comrade Duch

I was quite happy reading this post by Mick Hartley:

This 66-year-old man, Kaing Guek Eav, "Comrade Duch", is currently on trial in Phnom Penh, accused of crimes against humanity.


He was in charge of the notorious Tuol Sleng prison, also known as S-21:

I will be even more happy when the bastard hangs. I have seen the museum which is now located in the prison, here is one of the many pictures I've taken:

This is a room where prisoners considered important were held (for about 2-3 months, when they were murdered nearby or in one of the hundreds of killing fields of Cambodia). The equipment required: the shackles (the prisoner wasn't lying on the bed but beside it), the ammo box to defecate into, the improvised steel/aluminum cup for meager portion of rice and water. Being taken to a killing field after three months of torture, hunger and despair was really a deliverance for most of the condemned.

I hope against hope that the Cambodian people find a way to make his last days on this planet as inhuman as possible. Make him beg for the noose.