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S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine

In his masterpiece, S21: the Khmer Rouge Killing Machine (2003), Cannes prize winner Rithy Panh brings together former torturers and survivors of the Tuol Sleng prison in Phnom Penh (code named S21). S21is a tour of the site by those who remember it as a working machine in which 17,000 people were killed. Through meticulously [...]
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The Torture Memos: The Case Against the Lawyers

by David Colefrom THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS On Monday, August 24, as President Obama began his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, his administration released a previously classified 2004 report by the CIA’s inspector general that strongly criticized the techniques employed to interrogate “high-value” al-Qaeda suspects at the CIA’s secret prisons.[1] The report revealed that [...]
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