Wednesday, May 24, 2006

The Killing Fields on Trial

'Paint Pol Pot or Die,' Cambodian Artist Told 5/24/2006.

PHNOM PENH—A Cambodian artist, one of just a handful of people to survive the Khmer Rouge’s notorious Toul Sleng prison, stayed alive because he was ordered to paint the regime’s leader, Pol Pot.

Bou Meng, now in his sixties, is calling for justice for the victims of the Khmer Rouge mass killings in forthcoming genocide trials. He lost his wife and children to the regime’s killing fields.

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Category: Cambodia.