Four decades on, Cambodia reflects on its ‘Killing Fields’ nightmare

Cambodians attend an event to mark the 40th anniversary of the toppling of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge regime at the Olympic stadium in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – At the height of Pol Pot’s genocidal Khmer Rouge “killing fields” regime which devastated Cambodia for more than three years from 1975-79, Srey Heng overcame her crippling hunger by catching and eating frogs, snails and insects. “I was just skin and bones,” said Srey Heng, who was conscripted by the Khmer […]

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