Kang Kek Iew

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Kang Kek Iew (Kaing Guek Eav or Duch) before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia - 20091126.jpg

Kang Kek Iew or Kaing Kek Iev, also romanized as Kaing Guek Eav (Khmer: កាំង ហ្គេកអ៊ាវ), nom de guerre Comrade Duch or Deuch (មិត្តឌុច); or Hang Pin, (17 November 1942 – 2 September 2020)[1] was a Cambodian war criminal. He was leader in the Khmer Rouge movement, which ruled Democratic Kampuchea from 1975 to 1979.

He was responsible for the Tuol Sleng (S-21) prison camp where thousands were held for interrogation and torture, after which many of these prisoners were eventually executed.

Kek Iew died at the age of 77 at a hospital in Phnom Penh on 2 September 2020.[2] The cause of death was lung disease.[3]

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  1. Totten, Samuel; Bartrop, Paul Robert; Jacobs, Steven L. (2008). Dictionary of Genocide: A-L. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 82. ISBN 978-0-313-34642-2. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
  2. "Khmer Rouge's chief jailer, guilty of war crimes, dies at 77". Associated Press. 2020-09-02. Retrieved 2020-09-02.
  3. Duch, Prison Chief Who Slaughtered for the Khmer Rouge, Is Dead at 77 at The New York Times