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(35 minus 5, minus 11)

for DUCH, commandant of TUOL SLENG


Ms. Hong Savath who lost a relative at Tuol Sleng and both her parents to the Khmer Rouge and who courageously went public with the fact that she was raped by the Khmer Rouge, went into shock upon learning of the verdict.  Here supported by Theary Seng (Photo:  Reuters, Chor Sokunthea, 26 July 2010).

Theary Seng with Ms. Hong Savath after Duch verdict, 26 July 2010
Not a very pretty day (and it's not just the mascara running!)... Theary Seng comforting Ms. Hong Savath immediately after the verdict was announced (ECCC, 26 July 2010).

Sacravatoons by UNG Bun Heang


Award-winning songwriter/rapper Cambodian-American praCh Ly's reaction to the Duch verdict in this formerly untitled SONG, now titled

"Eleven Hours & a Couple of Seconds"

Rapping about Duch Verdict by praCh Ly

Rob Lemkin heard and loved the song and may include it in Enemies of the People.  praCh is very kind to credit me with the title and to quote me in the lyrics.


ECCC Decision on Case 001 (Director of Tuol Sleng, Comrade Duch).

In Khmer...

Dissenting Opinion by UN (French) Judge Jean-Marc Lavergne


Quoting Theary Seng:

Photo:  BBC (Theary at ECCC after verdict, 26 July 2010)

-   BBC News"Tears and Disbelief at Duch Verdict" (26 July 2010)

-   PBS NewsHour"After Years-Long Wait, Cambodians See First Genocide Sentencing" (26 July 2010)

-   Reuters"Senior Khmer Rouge Cadre Jailed for Mass Murder, Torture" (26 July 2010); "Douch s'en tire avec 19 ans de prison" (27 July 2010)


-   Associated Press (AP)"Khmer Rouge Jailer Gets 19 Years in Prison" (26 July 2010)


-   ABC News (America)"Khmer Rouge Executioner Guilty, But Critics Find Sentence Length 'Not Acceptable'" (26 July 2010)

-   ABC Radio Australia (PM with Mark Colvin):  "Rage at Light Sentence for Khmer Rouge Killer of 12,000" (26 July 2010)

-   CNN International (live interview with Dan Rivers, 26 July 2010; live interview with Anjali Rao morning of 27 July 2010 for World Report):  "Khmer Rouge Survivors Angry over Duch Jail Sentence" (27 July 2010 by Miranda Leitsinger)


-   TIME Magazine"Khmer Rouge Jailer Guilty of War Crimes" (26 July 2010)


-   The Wall Street Journal"Khmer Rouge Victims Assail Duch Verdict" (26 July 2010)

-   Bloomberg Businessweek"Khmer Rouge Torturer Gets 30 Years for Mass Murder" (26 July 2010);  "Khmer Rouge Warden Duch Sentenced to 30 Years for Cambodian Killing Fields" (26 July 2010)

-   National Public Radio (NPR)"Cambodia Awaits Verdict in Khmer Rouge Tribunal" (24 July 2010); "Khmer Rouge Jailer Faces 19 Years for 16,000 Dead" (26 July 2010)


-   Al Jazeera"Khmer Rouge Prison Chief Convicted" (26 July 2010)


-   Deutsche Press Agentur (DPA)"35 Year Sentence for Khmer Rouge War Criminal Duch" (26 July 2010)


Agence France Press (AFP)"Khmer Rouge Prison Chief Handed 30 Years in Jail" (26 July 2010)


-   UPI"Khmer Rouge Officer Guilty of War Crimes" (26 July 2010)


-   IPS"30 Years in Jail Too Short for Khmer Rouge Leader - Victims" (26 July 2010)


-   AOL News"Outrage at Cambodian Holocaust Killer's Sentence" (26 July 2010)


-   The Los Angeles Times"Khmer Rouge Torturer Sentenced to Prison" (26 July 2010)


-   The Washington Post"Khmer Rouge Jailer Faces 19 Years for 16,000 Dead" (26 July 2010)


-   The Huffington Post"'Duch' Kaing Guek Eav, Khmer Rouge Jailer, Found Guilty of War Crimes" (26 July 2010)


-   USA Today"Khmer Rouge's Chief Jailer Guilty of War Crimes" (26 July 2010)


-   MSNBC: "Khmer Rouge Chief Jailed Over 16,000 Deaths" (26 July 2010)  "


-   CBS News"Khmer Rouge Jailer Faces 19 Years for 16,000 Dead" (26 July 2010)


-   The Guardian (UK)"Khmer Rouge Chief Jailer Sentenced for War Crimes " (26 July 2010)


-   The Independent (UK)"16,000 Deaths, 19 Years in Jail - Fury Greets Sentence for Pol Pot's Executioner" (27 July 2010)


-   The Economist"Judgment on S-21" (27 July 2010)


-   The Age (Australia)"Khmer Rouge Torture Chief Jailed for Mass Killings" (27 July 2010)


-   Radio Netherlands Worldwide"He's Killed Many People, Why Does He Only Get 19 Years?" (27 July 2010)


-   The New Zealand Herald:   "Survivors Angry at Khmer Rouge Verdict" (27 July 2010)


-   Stuff (New Zealand)"Duch's Verdict May Hurt Court Credibility" (27 July 2010)


-   Channel NewsAsia"Khmer Rouge Prison Chief Handed 30 Years in Jail" (26 July 2010)


-   The Jakarta Post"Khmer Rouge Leader Gets 35 Years for Mass Murder" (27 July 2010)


-   Punjab Star News"Khmer Rouge Chief Jailer Guilty of War Crimes" (26 July 2010)


-   Taipei Times"Khmer Rouge Cadre Found Guilty" (27 July 2010)


-   Gulf Times"Khmer Rouge Prison Chief Handed 30 Years in Jail" (27 July 2010)


-   The Globe and Mail"Khmer Rouge Jailer Convicted of War Crimes" (27 July 2010)


-   Radio Free Asia (RFA) Call-In Show"Victims' Reaction to Duch's Verdict" (26 July 2010)


-   Voice of America (VOA)"Khmer Rouge Leader's Sentence Gets Mixed Reaction" (28 July 2010)


-   Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC World)"Khmer Rouge Jailer Duch Sentenced for War Crimes" (26 July 2010)


-   Catholic Online"Many Angry Over Cambodian War Criminal Sentencing" (26 July 2010)


-   Asia Times Online"Cambodians Upset by Genocide Sentence" (28 July 2010)


-   The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights:   Posting of Theary Seng's Commentary on Duch Verdict "UN-Backed Court Convicts Khmer Rouge Prison Commandant" (27 July 2010)


-   FRANCE 24"Khmer Rouge victim's shock turns to bitterness after 'light' Duch sentence" (29 July 2010) Theary's Clarification (30 July 2010)


-   KI MediaTheary's Response to Christian Forgiveness article in Baptist Press (30 July 2010)


-   ABC Radio NationalLate Night Live with Phillip Adams (Sydney), guest Theary Seng (2 August 2010)


-   The Diplomat"Revisiting the Killing Fields" (4 Aug. 2010)



ETC. (28 July 2010:  over 1,520,000 references in googling "Theary Seng Duch Verdict")



Events Leading Up to 1st ECCC Verdict

(Tuol Sleng Director Duch):

CJR Public Forum, Tuol Sleng Commemoration



-   ECCC Press Release:   "Notice of Appeal from the Co-Prosecutors" (16 Aug. 2010)


-   CNN International"Prosecutors Appeal Sentence in Khmer Rouge Genocide Case" (by Miranda Leitsinger,16 Aug. 2010)


-   The Wall Street Journal:  Theary Seng's Commentary "Comrade Duch and the Killing Fields: When will justice come to more senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge?" (WSJ Opinion, 17 Aug. 2010)


-   KI Media:  Theary Seng's commentary "Duch must not be made the sole scapegoat of the Khmer Rouge crimes" (20 Aug. 2010)


-   Political Mavens: "Cambodia & West - Justice delayed is justice denied" (Aug. 2010)


-   ECCC Court Documents"Notice of Appeal by the Co-Lawyers for Kaing Guek Eav Alias Duch Against the Trial Chamber Judgment of 26 July 2010" (24 Aug. 2010)


-   CNN International"Attorneys for Khmer Rouge Torture Prison Leader Appeal Conviction (25 Aug. 2010)




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