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Cambodia: justice for whom?

Pol Pot’s men are finally being tried for their crimes. But 85 per cent of Cambodians don't even know the Khmer Rouge trials are taking place

By Nic Dunlop   September 2009

Last February I tampered with a crime scene. I went out to the wilds of Cambodia, just beneath the hazy Cardamom mountains, to find a secret prison. Codenamed M-99, thousands were killed here more than 30 years ago during Pol Pot’s reign of terror. It took over an hour of walking through abandoned fields and scrub jungle to find it. Now overgrown with clusters of bamboo, the only sign of its existence were strands of rusting barbed wire embedded in a tree. With the help of some locals, I found wooden stocks once used to hold prisoners, took them back…

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