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As the trial that many thought would never happen finally begins today—that of Kaing Guek Eav, 66, better known as “Comrade Duch,” who is one of five men being taken before a UN-backed genocide trial in Cambodia for their crimes under Pol Pot—we at Prospect are looking back on one of the most remarkable articles to have appeared in the magazine: Nic Dunlop’s account of how he tracked down and interviewed Comrade Duch in Cambodia in 1999. Dunlop was the first…

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