‘Even their remains should be in handcuffs’: Khmer Rouge vilified

Cambodians reflect on crime and punishment after the UN-backed war crimes tribunal issued its final judgement on the regime’s brutal rule.

Yath Run was just nine years old when the Khmer Rouge seized power in 1975.

The victory of Pol Pot’s forces saw Yath Run separated from his parents and sent to a children’s labour camp in Cambodia’s rural northwestern Battambang province.

Decades later, Yath Run’s anger has not dissipated for the regime that separated him from his family, and whose policies and purges led to the deaths of two million people in fewer than four years.

In full: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/9/23/even-their-remains-should-be-in-handcuffs-polpots-regime

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