The gallows at Tuol Sleng Prison were originally used by Chao Ponhea Yat High School students for exercise. The Khmer Rouge converted it to force confessions by hanging prisoners upside down with their hands tied behind their backs. They would lift them several times until their victims lost consciousness. The interrogators would then dip the inmates' heads into the two jars in the foreground, filled with urine and feces, in order for them to regain consciousness to continue the questioning. Cell Block A is in the background. (Rick Green 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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