When Yam Lash was brutally raped by Khmer Rouge soldiers under a coconut tree in 1977, she was convinced she had little time left to live. Then aged about 40, she had already outlived her husband and three children, whose deaths to this day remain a mystery to her. Ms. Lash, a woman of slight build, was strangled as she was raped by the men before she was “thrown away” like a piece of trash, she said. But she managed to survive her terrible ordeal and, for the first time, delivered the account of her attack in public to about
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