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Khmer Rouge Torturer Jailed For 35 Years

Comrade Duch, the former head of the Khmer Rouge's notorious torture and execution prison, was sentenced on July 26 to 35 years in jail at the UN-backed war crimes tribunal.

Kaing Guek Eav, also known as Duch, headed Toul Sleng, a top secret detention center for the worst "enemies" of the state.

More than 16,000 people passed through its gates before they were killed.

compiled from agency reports