Cambodian Catholics: genocide figure deserved harsher sentence
CWN - July 28, 2010
Some Cambodian Catholics have complained that the 35-year prison sentence imposed on a key figure in the genocidal regime of the 1970s is too light, UCAN reports.
Kaing Guek Eay, popularly known as Duch, was sentenced by a special international tribunal after being found guilty of multiple war crimes; he was linked to the torture and death of over 14,000 people. The Cambodian regime under Pol Pot caused the death of an estimated 1.7 million people between 1973 and 1975, in a brutal stretch of repression that include mass starvations, summary executions, forced relocation, and torture.
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