Wednesday, January 07, 2004

It's 25th years to the day since Vietnam invaded Cambodia and ended the Khmer Rouge's genocidal rule.

A quarter of a century on, those responsible for that dark and bloody period in Cambodia's history still have not paid for their crimes.

Many of the Khmer Rouge leaders have already died -- at peace and at liberty. Those still alive are advancing in years.

At last there are signs of some sort of justice for the estimated 1.7 million Cambodians murdered under Pol Pot's tyranny in the form of a UN sponsored tribunal.

But any convictions that follow will be too little, too late.

BBC News: Cambodia marks fall of Pol Pot
CNN: Cambodia marks Khmer Rouge fall

Belatedly, I've just spotted that some of the work done in Cambodia by myself and Sean Sutton from MAG has been posted online. Despite what it says on the webpage the photos are Sean's, the words mine.


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