For three decades the scars branded onto Kim Khem's arms have been a reminder of the sexual torture she saw under the Khmer Rouge. Now, aged 80, she is finally breaking her silence on the horrors of the past.
Attendees at the Women's Hearing on gender-based violence in conflict in Phnom Penh. Women are now coming forward to shed light on the sexual torture they endured dur.ing a largely hidden chapter of Cambodia's 'Killing Fields' era
"They did bad things and if I continue to hide it, it's like hiding an enemy in my village," she told AFP of the Khmer Rouge troops who terrorised fellow female inmates at a detention centre in Cambodia in the late 1970s.
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