A glimpse inside the nature of Khmer Rouge evil:
In an almost daylong presentation, Ms. Chea Leang, the co-prosecutor, asserted several times that the atrocities she described were part of an “organized and systematic” bureaucracy with a “high level of integration” that kept the defendants constantly informed of the actions of their subordinates at all levels.
“These crimes were committed in accordance with the Communist Party center,” she said. “The accused participated in the giving of these orders or were fully aware of the crimes. They failed to act in their capacity as superiors to prevent the crimes or to punish the perpetrators.”