First Khmer Rouge Trial is Underway

Kaing Guek Eav, aka Comrade Duch, is the first of five Khmer Rouge leaders to face trial for their parts in a genocide that killed millions of people. Interestingly enough, Duch started his testimony off with an apology, asking for forgiveness:
A key Khmer Rouge leader has admitted responsibility for crimes committed during the regime's brutal rule.

Speaking at a UN-backed tribunal in Cambodia, Kaing Guek Eav - also known as Duch - expressed "regretfulness and heartfelt sorrow" for his actions.

Duch is accused of torture, crimes against humanity and premeditated murder for his alleged role in the deaths of more than 10,000 people.

The Khmer Rouge killed two million people in their four years in power.

"May I be permitted to apologise to the survivors of the regime, and also the loved ones of those who died brutally during the regime," Duch told the court.

"I ask not that you forgive me now, but hope you will later."
This is a long time coming, and I'm glad that at least some of these assholes will be forced to face the music.

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