VICE Asia Tampers with Khmer Rouge Tribunal Evidence

An insulting end to a messy week for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.

The infamous photographs of people, numbered and prepared for extermination by the Khmer Rouge at the S-21 death camp, in much the same way as the Nazis processed the Jews, are revered and commemorated as a monument to the two million people who perished under Pol Pot.

Importantly, those photographs – black and white, one face after another – still constitute evidence before the United Nations-backed court responsible for trying surviving Khmer Rouge leaders for genocide and crimes against humanity committed here between 1975 and 1979.

And they remain on semi-permanent display at the former high school where S-21 was once housed.

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