Duch died - still imprisoned - on September 2, 2020. I talked to ABC Australia's Beverley O'Connor on Duch, his trial, and Cambodia's Khmer Rouge rule. You can watch this six-minute long video by clicking on the button.
This six-minute video shows the Khmer Rouge’s notorious S-21 prison in Phnom Penh where, between 1975-79, Pol Pot’s paranoid leadership sent thousands to be tortured and then executed at a killing field outside the capital. S-21, which was run by convicted war criminal Comrade Duch, is now a well-known stop for tourists visiting the Cambodian capital. Today it is called the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Click on the button to view.
in this four-minute interview (in English) with French photojournalist Roland Neveu, he talks about the fall of Phnom Penh on April 17, 1975, and in particular about one of the iconic images he took on that day – of a fleeing Lon Nol soldier carrying his rifle and his guitar.
In this 14-minute video, Uch Sorn (pictured in the image) - who survived Duch’s brutal jungle prison code-named M-13A - talks about his experience.
Uch Sorn, a farmer, was imprisoned at M-13A in the early 1970s, and was one of perhaps 10 people who survived the prison. Hundreds died, quite possibly thousands. M-13A was the precursor to S-21, and was the place where Duch learned his brutal skills.
The video is in Khmer and English, and was shot on an iPhone while the author was at the same time interviewing Uch Sorn for a BBC radio piece – so the camerawork is far from perfect.