Tom Vater

Tom Vater

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Posts tagged Red Khmer

Cambodia´s UN Tribunal – KR Comrade Duch to serve less than half a day for each of his victims

The UN tribunal in Cambodia, set up to investigate crimes against humanity allegedly (a very small allegedly, the accused are all guilty) committed by the Khmer Rouge, finally passed its first judgment today. The Khmer Rouge, a radical communist rebel movement, are responsible for the death of some 1.7 million people. Between 1975 and 1979, […]

From the Archives: Pol Pot’s Sheet Metal Roof

The following text is an account of a journey to the grave of Pol Pot near Anlong Veng, Cambodia in 2002. It is part of my non fiction book Beyond the Pancake Trench – Road Tales from the Wild East, published by Orchid Books in 2005, which made Book of the Week in the South […]

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