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Cambodia recovers photo cache of missing Khmer Rouge victims

Cambodia recovers photo cache of missing Khmer Rouge victims

Updated 10 August 2012, 14:47 AEST

The story of the Khmer Rouge years in Cambodia continues to unfold, with the discovery of more than 1,200 photographs of former prisoners at the notorious Tuol Sleng jail and torture centre.

The photos have been handed over to the Documentation Centre of Cambodia which researches the atrocities committed under the brutal Khmer Rouge regime.

The collection was donated by an unnamed former government worker.

It appears she had held on to them since 1992, when she feared they may be destroyed ahead of UN-backed elections in the name of peace and reconciliation.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Peter McGuire, author, Facing Death in Cambodia

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