Khmer Rouge court told how Westerner was burned alive

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A former security guard at the Khmer Rouge's most notorious prison told a tribunal on Wednesday that he watched as a Western prisoner was burned alive.

But the head of the prison - the first senior Khmer Rouge figure to face trial in the UN-assisted tribunal - denied it.

Up to 16,000 people were tortured under Duch's command at S-21 prison and later were taken away to be killed during the Khmer Rouge's 1975-1979 rule of Cambodia. Only a handful survived.

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