THE DARKNESS OF CAMBODIA

A JUNGLE SHOW TRIAL ENDS THE BLOODY REIGN OF POL POT, BUT HIS UGLY LEGACY OF VIOLENCE WILL NOT GO AWAY

The Cambodian village of Kdep Tmar, deep in the northwest forests near the Thai border, lies within a minefield. In the nine months since Khmer Rouge cadres forced 188 families to live there, mines have injured 16 people, killing five. Planted by numerous belligerent factions during Cambodia's three decades of war, the mines are in the fields behind the houses, along the rutted track that is the only access to the village and in the forest where the villagers gather wood.

"Life is bad here," says Pou Venh, father of three, a sad-faced man whose body is emaciated by malaria. "There...

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