A Bit Late

The Economist had a story on how they’re finally getting around to charging some of the people in the Khmer Rouge for crimes against humanity. The Cambodian Tribunal is charging Kang Kek Ieu for what he did while running Tuol Sleng. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the excesses of the Khmer Rouge, some background on Tuol Sleng can be found here. The history of Tuol Sleng is the real face of government brutality. 30,000 people went through the doors of S-21. 7 are known to have survived. I guess the Cambodians feel it’s worth it after 30 years to hang some old men.

I don’t dispute the perpetrators deserve justice. I just wonder why it took so long. Hell, Pol Pot managed to die of old age first. The wheels of justice turn exceedingly slow, I s'pose.



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