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According to today’s cover story in the Independent, leading Khmer Rouge member Comrade Duch has been charged with crimes against humanity by a UN-backed tribunal in Cambodia. Duch (real name Kaing Guek Eav) is a former mathematics teacher who became commandant of Tuol Sleng prison in Phnom Penh and thus oversaw the deaths of 20,000 people during the Khmer Rouge’s bloody regime.

It has taken a long time to start bringing Duch to justice. Much of his story is chronicled in Nic Dunlop’s gripping article, “On the trail of Pol Pot’s chief executioner.” Dunlop, a photographer and writer, was the…

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