Cambodia condemns Vice for altered Khmer Rouge images

The photos of Khmer Rouge ‘killing fields’ victims with added smiles were an insult to the dead, Cambodia says.

Cambodia has called on US media group Vice to withdraw an article featuring newly colourised photos of Khmer Rouge “killing fields” victims, saying the images were an insult to the dead because some mugshots had been altered to add smiles.

At 12:00 GMT on Sunday, the article was no longer available on the Vice.com website.

In the article published on Friday, artist Matt Loughrey said his project to colourise images from the notorious Tuol Sleng prison, or S-21, aimed to humanise the 14,000 Cambodians executed and tortured there.

In full: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/4/11/cambodia-condemns-vice-for-altered-khmer-rouge-images

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