Uch Sorn, 72, was called as a witness to testify about M-13, a security office located in an area under Khmer Rouge control, which had been supervised by Kaing Guek Eav.
In 1973, Mr. Sorn was accused of being a spy and detained at M-13 for one year, where he was forced to perform maintenance work including sweeping, gathering wood, and digging graves. In October or November 1974, he was liberated and sent to Pursat province, but only returned to his home village in 1979. As a witness, Uch Sorn testified on the detention conditions at M-13. He told the Trial Chamber that emotional and physical torture was inflicted upon the prisoners, including torture and starvation.
Uch told the Trial Chamber that the other detainees were ordinary people from his village and not high-ranking military officials and that guards were very young, between 15 and 20 years old.
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