Thirty years later, meaning that the man on trial today was approximately 32-36 years old when he tortured his fellow citizens, Kaing Guek Eav apologized for what he had done.
It has been a long wait for the families of the victims. At least now they may be able to learn what happened to their loved ones, or the whys or hows of the whole thing.
Trials and truth commissions have helped other countries come to terms with atrocities committed by citizens upon their fellow citizens.
I’ve always thought that the reason so many Americans have felt comfortable with so-called “enhanced interrogation” techniques is solely because it wasn’t Americans doing it to other Americans.