ECCC Resumes Trial of Former DK Prison Chief
Charges were read at the court that he oversaw the death of some 15,000 people at his prison, which was called S-21 or Toul Sleng in Phnom Penh.
He was first detained by the order of provisional detention on July 31, 2007, and could face maximum term of life in prison if the charges were found true.
Duch was the first DK leader that ECCC put on trial. There are still four other senior DK leaders under detention at ECCC, awaiting their trials.
DK ruled Cambodia in the late 1970s and was widely believed responsible for the death of millions of Cambodian people.
ECCC was co-installed by the United Nations and the Cambodian government two years ago in order to put the surviving DK leaders on trial.