Notorious Cambodian prison commander dead at 77 (video)

The notorious commander who oversaw the mass murder of at least 14,000 Cambodians died on Wednesday at the age of 77.

Known as “Comrade Duch,” Kaing Guek Eav was former Prime Minister Pol Pot’s premier executioner and security chief at the notorious Tuol Sleng prison.

A tribunal spokesman for the Khmer Rouge, which Duch was a leader of, said he died at the Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh.

In full: https://news.yahoo.com/notorious-cambodian-prison-commander-dead-102117000.html

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