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Khmer Rouge Jailer Faces 19 Years for 16,000 Dead
A war crimes tribunal sentenced the Khmer Rouge's chief jailer, Kaing Guek Eav, known as Duch, on Monday to a prison term that will see him serve less than half a day for every person killed at the notorious torture center he commanded. Survivors expressed anger and disbelief that a key player in the genocide that wiped out a quarter of Cambodia's population could one day walk free -- despite being convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
July 27, 2010 at 12:00 AM
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By Cheang Sopheng |
Updated on July 27, 2010
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A war crimes tribunal sentenced the Khmer Rouge’s chief jailer on Monday to a prison term that will see him serve less than half a day for every person killed at the notorious torture center he commanded.
Survivors expressed anger and disbelief that a key player in the genocide that wiped out a quarter of Cambodia’s population could one day walk free — despite being convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
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