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Published: 07 October 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7355-1
Published: 07 October 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7355-1
Published: 07 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373551-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7355-1
... This chapter traces Duch’s path from M-13, which was closed at the end of the war, to S-21, which was established around August 1975. Son Sen, a leading Democratic Kampuchea official and Duch’s superior, assigned Duch to be the deputy head of S-21 under Nat. During the early phase of S-21...
Published: 07 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373551-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7355-1
... Before Duch’s lawyers presented their closing arguments, he delivered his own argument about his innocence, presented as a documentary “proof,” perhaps in keeping with his background as a mathematician. His lawyers then picked up on their argument that he had been a cog in the machine...
Published: 07 October 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7355-1
... defense scapegoat Duch testimony François Roux Kar Savuth ...
Published: 07 October 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7355-1
...Confession This chapter commences the ethnodramatic-style part of the book, which follows Duch’s trial from beginning to end. The chapter opens with Duch’s apology, before turning to the opening arguments of the prosecution and the defense, introducing key personnel from these court units...
Published: 07 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373551-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7355-1
... This chapter commences the ethnodramatic-style part of the book, which follows Duch’s trial from beginning to end. The chapter opens with Duch’s apology, before turning to the opening arguments of the prosecution and the defense, introducing key personnel from these court units and from...
Published: 07 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373551-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7355-1
... This chapter turns to the first substantial part of the trial, which focused on M-13, the security center Duch ran during the Cambodian civil war. There, he experimented and began to develop methods of interrogation and torture that he would take with him to S-21 after the war—along...
Published: 07 October 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7355-1
... Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia Khmer Rouge Tribunal Duch Kaing Keuk Eav atrocity crimes ...
Published: 07 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373551-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7355-1
... This chapter focuses on Duch’s command of S-21. Using the annotations on the document recording the confession of a S-21 prisoner named Long Muy, Duch argued that he was a cog in the machine who simply relayed information to his superiors, who gave him instructions that he relayed to his...
Published: 07 October 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7355-1
... living survivors of S-21, Vann Nath, Bou Meng, Chum Mey, and Norng Chanphal, all of whom testified during one week at the midpoint of the trial. As the civil parties’ lawyers reminded the court during the closings, these men’s testimony, especially that of Vann Nath, undercut some of Duch’s key claims...
Published: 07 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373551-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7355-1
... This chapter delves deeply into the process of interrogation, torture, and execution at S-12. It begins with a discussion of the “torture manual,” a notebook that contains notes written by interrogators who attended one of the training sessions Duch held. His lectures ranged from the details...
Published: 07 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373551-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7355-1
... This chapter explores the phase of the trial that focused on the functioning of S-21. Duch was questioned about his daily life, including when and what he ate and his interactions with his deputies Hor and Huy. The chapter discusses the prison population and prisoners’ path into S-21...
Published: 07 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373551-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7355-1
... the current literature on Duch answers this question, usually by emphasizing the “man” argument. The “ordinary men” thesis, however, is somewhat insipid, suggesting a sort of modal personality devoid of complexity. The epilogue considers a nuanced explanation through a discussion of the “effacing conviction...
Published: 07 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373551-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7355-1
... of S-21, Vann Nath, Bou Meng, Chum Mey, and Norng Chanphal, all of whom testified during one week at the midpoint of the trial. As the civil parties’ lawyers reminded the court during the closings, these men’s testimony, especially that of Vann Nath, undercut some of Duch’s key claims, including his...
Published: 07 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373551-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7355-1
... This chapter provides an overview of the prosecution’s arguments about Duch, whom they characterized as a zealot who fervently carried out orders. As opposed to being a cog in the machine, they argued, he displayed initiative. His handwriting, they reminded the court, was all over...
Published: 07 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373551-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7355-1
... of this book suggests, edits out much. Illustrating the redactic, the chapter discusses some of the controversies that emerged immediately after the verdict (Duch was found guilty), including controversies over the potentially short length of his sentence and the denial of the applications that some...