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Surviving the Island of Widows,

Surviving the Island of Widows, a ‘prison without walls’ for women

Fri, 25 April 2014

On the Tonle Bassac river lies the island where the Khmer Rouge kept the wives of its murdered male victims. Will Jackson reports.

After the Khmer Rouge came to Koh Khsach Tunlea, Sam Chang’s husband Eang Heang fled the island. As a lawyer, he was marked for death by a regime that wanted to wipe out all traces of the previous society.