Kanji: 拷. Radical: 手. Number of strokes: 9. Meaning: “ torture”. Pronunciation: ゴウgō.

Security Prison 21

Security Prison 21 (or S-21) – A former secondary school in Phnom Penh which was used as a prison by the Khmer Rouge regime, among 150 to 200 torture and execution centers. It was placed under the criminal authority of Kang Kek Iew កាំង ហ្គេកអ៊ាវ alias Comrade Duch (1942-2020). It became the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Etym. Tuol Sleng ទួលស្លែង means "Hill of the Poisonous Trees".

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