Ms. PHOUNG Yat

PHOUNG Yat was born on 15 April 1960. She is a farmer in the rice fields. In 1975 two of her siblings were drafted into the army. She heard that one of her sisters went to PP and got married and worked in a factory, but she never heard what happened to her. In Tuol Sleng prison, the Civil Party found her siblings’ photos displayed there. Upon seeing this she wept until she fainted. She told the court that her sister fled their home village because she didn’t want to marry the man she’d been assigned to marry. She stayed in hiding until the
end of the regime, which, according to Ms. Phoung, was the only reason she survived.

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