Khmer Rouge cadres who shunned money in their pursuit of a Marxist utopia discarded hundreds of dollars in favour of a pair of underpants when they detained a US journalist, a court heard Monday.
Journalists look at war photographer Al Rockoff (on TV screen) giving evidence to the Extraordinary Chamber in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) in Phnom Penh on January 28, 2013. Rockoff has recalled how Khmer Rouge cadres discarded hundreds of dollars in favour of a pair of underpants when he was detained in 1975.
Veteran US photographer Al Rockoff described the 1975 incident while giving evidence at Cambodia's UN-backed war crimes court, which is trying former leaders of the fanatical movement.
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