Communist Khmer Rouge Leader & Mass Murderer, Comrade Duch, Becomes a Born Again Christian. by James Bishop.

Bishop's Encyclopedia of Religion, Society and Philosophy


Comrade Duch (pronounced “Doik”), whose real name is Kaing Guek Eav, is the only Khmer Rouge leader to have admitted his participation in the genocide that killed an estimated 2 million Cambodians between 1975 and 1979. Under the atheist state (1a), Duch himself commanded Camp S-21 in which he was responsible for the torture and deaths of an estimated 16 000 – 17 000 enemies of the regime. A UN-backed War Crimes Tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, has sentenced him to 35 years imprisonment for crimes against humanity (1b).

According to the ECCC, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Duch “worked tirelessly to ensure that S-21 ran as efficiently as possible and did so out of unquestioning loyalty to his superiors” (2). Duch’s work ethic led to his promotion as head of the Santebal, the Khmer Rouge’s internal security apparatus. During the 77 day court proceedings, Duch admitted…

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