July 13, 2007

Torture survivor depicts Khmer Rouge's murderous legacy

Sopheng Cheang in The Irrawaddy: "The Khmer Rouge's murderous legacy has been depicted in art by a survivor of an infamous torture center run by the radical communist regime, responsible for the deaths of nearly 2 million Cambodians.Vann Nath, 62, opened a showing Thursday at the Bophana Audiovisual Resource Centerin Phnom Penh. The exhibition includes 10 paintings portraying the notorious S-21 prison, also known as Tuol Sleng." In February, Vann Nath received the Hellman/Hammett human rights award. Read more.