Rare diary details life under Pol Pot (8)

Taipei Times 2014.08.09 20:49
AP, PHNOM PENH It was an extraordinary act of defiance and extraordinarily risky. Almost 40 years ago, hunched on the floor of a wood-and-leaf hut, Cambodian school inspector Poch Younly kept a secret diary recounting the horrors of life under the Khmer Rouge, the radical communist regime whose extreme experiment in social engineering took the lives of 1.7 million Cambodians through overwork, medical neglect, starvation and execution.
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