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Tuol Sleng

Tuol Svay Prey High School also known as Tuol Sleng was taken over by Pol Pot’s forces and was turned into the S-21 prison camp, where Cambodians were detained and tortured.
Pol Pot sought a return to an agrarian economy and therefore killed in Tuol Sleng many people perceived as educated, lazy, or political enemies.
Many others starved to death as a result of failure of the agrarian society and the sale of Cambodia’s rice to China in exchange for bullets and weaponry.

Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Tuol Svay Prey school, entrance of prison S21, regulations. Cambodia, Phnom Penh, in the courtyard of prison S21, the white tombs belong to the last 14 victims, tortured and killed. Cambodia, Phnom Penh, courtyard of Tuol Svay Prey school, during the Khmer Rouge regime it became prison S21 where, between 1975 and 1979, have been killed and tortured about 10000 people.
Cambodia, Phnom Penh, courtyard of Tuol Svay Prey school, during the Khmer Rouge regime it became prison S21 where, between 1975 and 1979, have been killed and tortured about 10000 people.Cambodia, Phnom Penh, inside the Tuol Svay Prey school. I have no words to say more, unable to tell such sufferances. The human Kind looks in the abyss and only in there finds himself.Cambodia, Phnom Penh, inside the Tuol Svay Prey school. I have no words to say more, unable to tell such sufferances. The human Kind looks in the abyss and only in there finds himself..
Cambodia, Phnom Penh, inside Tuol Svay Prey school, cells. The only objects allowed were the chains at the ankles and a box of metal for your own excrements.Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Tuol Svay Prey school, inside prison S21, painting about torture.Cambodia, Phnom Penh, inside Tuol Svay Prey school. These beds of iron were used for torture and the stains of blood on the ground are just a little part of the massacre.
Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Tuol Svay Prey school, inside prison S21, painting about torture.Cambodia, Phnom Penh, inside Tuol Svay Prey school, inside prison S21, skulls of victims.Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Tuol Svay Prey school, inside prison S21, painting about torture.
Cambodia, Phnom Penh, inside Tuol Svay Prey school, inside prison S21, a commemorative map of Cambodia made with the skulls of victims.Cambodia, Phnom Penh, inside Tuol Svay Prey school, inside prison S21, photos of victims.

The former high school is now the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, where Khmer Rouge torture devices and photos of their victims are displayed.
The Khmer Rouge were driven out of Phnom Penh and Tuol Sleng by the Vietnamese in 1979.

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