Kaing Guek Eav, known as Duch, is dead

Evil Khmer Rouge jailer known as ‚Comrade Duch‘ who killed 16,000 people, ordered babies beaten to death and did medical experiments on live prisoners dies peacefully in hospital aged 77

  • Kaing Guek Eav, known as Duch, went to hospital after having trouble breathing
  • He was serving a life prison term for war crimes and crimes against humanity
  • Duch had been first senior Khmer Rouge figure to face a U.N.-backed tribunal
  • The regime is blamed for deaths of a quarter of Cambodia’s population in 1970s