Graves of the 14 victims found by the Vietnamese Army at the Khmer Rouge Security Prison 21, after they liberated Phnom Penh on January 7, 1979. Formerly the Chao Ponhea Yat High School, it was converted by the Khmer Rouge into an interrogation centre and prison after they defeated the American-supported Lon Nol dictatorship, and captured the capital on April 17, 1975. At any one time, up to 1,500 people were held here, before being sent to the Choeung Ek extermination centre, 12 kilometres south of here. Of the more than 17,000 prisoners that were sent to S-21, only seven were found alive at its capture. (Brian K. Smith photo | View slideshow))
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Street 113, Sangkat Beng Keng Kang 3
Khan Chamkar Mon, Phnom Penh 12304
Tel: +855 (23) 300 698
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