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From the Times of London:

A former Khmer Rouge prison chief who oversaw the torture and killings of 17,000 people was charged with crimes against humanity by Cambodia’s UN-backed tribunal today, in the most decisive step yet towards bringing those responsible for the country’s genocide to justice.

In the 1970s, Kang Kek Ieu, aka "Duch," ran the notorious S21 prison that's featured in Rithy Panh's excellent documentary S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine, and one of the central questions of the film is whether or not the people responsible for building and oiling that machine would ever be brought to justice. Nearly three decades after the Khmer Rouge fell, the markedly slower machine that administers such justice has finally begun to spew some steam.

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