Ek Hen was only a teenager when she was drafted into a Khmer Rouge women’s combatant unit and made to carry bucketfulls of soil for the construction of dams. She later worked as a seamstress in a Phnom Penh factory linked to Pol Pot’s powerful Office 870. Testifying at the Khmer Rouge tribunal on Wednesday, Ms. Hen told the court that while at the factory, she saw her boss, a man called Khao, taken away. “We were sewing clothes. I saw a vehicle come and Khao was called into the vehicle and left and never returned,” she said.
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