Wednesday, August 12, 2009

S-21 Prison

The rules from S-21 Prison during the Khmer Rouge

1. You must answer accordingly to my question. Don’t turn them away.

2. Don’t try to hide the facts by making pretexts this and that, you are strictly prohibited to contest me.

3. Don’t be a fool for you are a chap who dare to thwart the revolution.

4. You must immediately answer my questions without wasting time to reflect.

5. Don’t tell me either about your immoralities or the essence of the revolution.

6. While getting lashes or electrification you must not cry at all.

7. Do nothing, sit still and wait for my orders. If there is no order, keep quiet. When I ask you to do something, you must do it right away without protesting.

8. Don’t make pretext about Kampuchea Krom in order to hide your jaw of traitor.

9. If you don’t follow all the above rules, you shall get many many lashes of electric wire.

10. If you disobey any point of my regulations you shall get either ten lashes or five shocks of electric discharge.

Out of the estimated 17,000 prisoners there were only 12 known survivors. OUCH. I cut and pasted the 10 rules from wikipedia. They said the imperfect translation is a result of bad translation from the original Khmer. Pretty fucked up shit. More info here AND there's an awesome website that has a ton of pics of the prisoners here DEF check this link out.

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