Former Khmer Rouge prison chief transferred to new jail
Phnom Penh. Former Khmer Rouge prison chief Kaing Guek Eav, also known as Comrade Duch, was transferred to a new prison early Thursday, a spokesman for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) said.
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Until his transfer, Comrade Duch had been staying at the ECCC Detention Unit.
Staff members had said the accommodation at Kandal provincial prison „is that which will best protect his (Duch’s) interests,“ the prosecutors‘ office said in a statement.
The tribunal last year sentenced Duch to life imprisonment for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
It said Duch oversaw the killing of at least 12,272 victims but some estimates have placed the number as high as 16,000.
Author | Sarah Thust
Last Update | 06.06.2013
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