"In a wood-panelled courtroom under the joint flags of the UN and Cambodia today, justice in this tortured country took a historic leap forward. After three decades of impunity the Khmer Rouge was finally put on trial." Khmer Rouge finally goes on trial as Duch hearing begins - Times Online It wasn't an ideal start though, in part because there have been worries about corruption and Political 'meddling' within the ECCC in respect of exactly who and how many should stand trial. Of course it's a shame the architect of the tragedy had the lucky escape of death ... at least 'Comrade Duch' hasn't managed to evade what I hope will be swift and throrough due process. Even during what was [barely] 'peacetime' when I first visited Tuol Sleng, it reeked of malevolence. Amid the rubble, and the detritus - walking round the site on my own, I shuddered when I imagined what had transpired there. I hope this tribunal brings at least a measure of closure for those that deserve more, although I doubt for anyone who survived those days as a victim - any punishment would fit his crimes.