The Art of Survival

During the genocidal reign of Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot in the 1970s, 16,000 Cambodians were herded into Tuol Sleng prison. Only seven made it out, and just two of that group were still thought to be alive. But this month, a third Tuol Sleng survivor emerged. His name is Bo Meng, and he could provide key testimony against his former jailers if long-planned tribunals for the perpetrators of Cambodia's killing fields go forward. Last week, Bo, 61, told TIME how he endured 18 months in the death camp. His wife and children were killed. Bo was allowed to live because...

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