'In 1997, the Cambodian government asked for the UN's assistance in setting up a genocide tribunal. It took nine years to agree to the structure of the court before the judges were sworn in. In 2008, John McCain ran for President in the United States, despite admitting repeatedly in interviews that he was "guilty of war crimes" and "intentionally bombed women and children" in the invasion of Cambodia, Vietnam, & Laos. The Bush administration was reelected after the illegal Iraq & Afghanistan campaigns. On September 19, 2007 Nuon Chea, second in command of the Khmer Rouge and its most senior surviving member, was charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity. He faced Cambodian and foreign judges at the special genocide tribunal and was convicted in 2014 to receive a life sentence. The Obama administration & the Clinton-led State Department did not assist or participate in the proceedings. On July 26, 2010 Kang Kek Jew (aka Comrade Dutch), director of the S-21 prison camp, was convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to 35 years' imprisonment. His sentence was reduced to 19 years, as he had already spent 11 years in prison. On February 2, 2012, his sentence was extended to life imprisonment by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. No further trials are scheduled.
The best-known monument of the Killing Fields is at the village of Choeung Ek. It is the site of a Buddhist memorial to the victims. Tuol Sleng has a museum commemorating the genocide. Located in a quiet residential part of the city, the S-21 prison occupied a complex which used to house a school. In the US, Nixon was impeached before the "Zero Day" events of 1975 for stealing an office file from a hotel room. In scholarship on the Cambodian genocide, the historical cover-up of war crimes evidence is extensive:
"It was the stench of blood and rotting corpses that brought two Vietnamese combat photographers to its location on January 10, 1979, three days after the liberation army declared the fall of the regime. To workers assigned by the regime to the prison and its surrounding neighborhood, S-21 was simply known as 'the place where people go in but never come out...' [REDACTED TEXT] Prisoners were methodically interrogated. Their interrogations were carried out by S-21 personnel. Once the prisoners had been allocated cells, the interrogators would take them from their cells and escort them, blindfolded, to the interrogation rooms. The prisoners were required to respond to the accusations that had led to their arrests. Interrogation sessions did not end until the confessions made by the prisoner were satisfactory. Prisoners could be ordered to rewrite their confessions... [REDACTED TEXT] In general, Dutch had the power to decide whether to use violence, except for important prisoners or those whom the higher-ups had special interest, in which case they would issue specific instructions. Prisoners were repeatedly tortured. The interrogators used several forms of torture to extract confessions from the victims. According to Dutch, four methods were authorized: blows, electric shocks, plastic bag choking, and waterboarding..." [REDACTED TEXT]
The number of prisoners executed at Choeung Ek on a daily basis varied from 30 to 300+. The latter figure was recorded in May, 1978 at the height of the purge in the Eastern Zone. Officials verified prisoners’ names against a “smash list” approved by Dutch beforehand. This list ensured that not one of the politically targeted prisoners would be missed due to continual industrial surveillance.'
+ John McCain's Visit to Pol Pot’s Secret Prison (2017):
Wat Detention Center - "EVGD1" (2019)
Painting by Vann Nath: https://www.vannnath.com/www.vannnath.com/
AUNG SAN SUU KYI IS NOT A WAR CRIMINAL