Rudí Khmerové na lavici obžalovaných

Lidé podezřelí z válečných zločinů - od Rwandy přes Srbsko po Sierru Leone - v těchto dnech sedí na lavici obžalovaných. Desítky dalších jsou stále na útěku, ale přetrvává naděje, že i oni budou jednoho dne čelit spravedlnosti. To ovšem neplatí o pachatelích kambodžské genocidy v sedmdesátých letech minulého století. Ti zůstávají na svobodě a nikdo po nich nepátrá.

Během vlády Rudých Khmerů v letech 1975-79 byla čtvrtina osmimilionové kambodžské populace popravena, zemřela hlady nebo podlehla různým nemocem. Nekonal se však žádný skutečný proces, nezasedala žádná komise pro pravdu a nikdo se oficiálně nedoznal ke zločinům, které se řadí mezi nejohavnější v dějinách lidstva.

V důsledku toho mnoho Kambodžanů narozených po roce 1979 nechápe rozsah a závažnost napáchaných zvěrstev. Trápení a žal lidí, kteří přežili - z nichž téměř všichni ztratili někoho milovaného -, přitom nedošly nápravy.

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