Although Duch continued to show remorse and admit that atrocities occurred at S-21 this week, he also consistently denied much of his personal involvement in both the decision-making process and the daily operation of the security center. The Accused did acknowledge, however, his personal role in annotating confessions and reporting to the upper echelon, which he admitted led to the latter’s decision on further arrests. He appeared to become very emotional at several points during this week’s proceedings, particularly when asked to describe acts committed against people he knew personally.
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KRT Trial Monitor C001 Issue No. 9 – Hearing on Evidence (Week Ending 21 June 2009) corresponds with Duch on Trial Episode 8