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Khmer Rouge prison chief awaits verdict

Last Updated : 25 July 2010, 17:35 IST
Last Updated : 25 July 2010, 17:35 IST

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Kaing Guek Eav, better known as Duch, ran Toul Sleng - the secret detention centre reserved for “enemies” of the state. He admitted overseeing the deaths of up to 16,000 men, women and children who passed through its gates and asked for forgiveness during his 77-day trial.

Though widely expected to be found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity, many in this still-traumatised nation are anxiously awaiting the sentence.

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Published 25 July 2010, 17:35 IST

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