VIDEO: UBELONG Team meets world-renowned activist Theary Seng


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Following a visit to S-21, the notorious interrogation center in Phnom Penh run by the Khmer Rouge, a team of UBELONGers from Johns Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) had the incredible opportunity of having dinner with renowned activist and writer Theary Seng.

Theary has written about her life in a book entitled “Daughter of the Killing Fields” and is currently working on a second book. Theary made history when she testified as the first ECCC-recognized civil party against the pre-trial detention hearing of the most senior surviving Khmer Rouge leader, Brother No. 2 Nuon Chea on February 7, 2008.

She is a Khmer Rouge survivor and has worked tirelessly in raising awareness about the Khmer Rouge and human rights issues in Cambodia. Theary is frequently invited to speak at international conferences all over the world on issues of justice and reconciliation, democracy and human rights, faith in action, and is the subject of countless TV and radio broadcasts on CNN, BBC, AlJazeera, ABC, NHK, VOA, DW, RFA, RFI as well as many documentary films, including a feature film using Theary to tell the larger Khmer Rouge story, currently in production.

To learn more, watch Theary on Youtube speaking with UBELONG team members: