Just heard on the grapevine that Canadian broadcaster Dave Kattenbur
g is penning a book about the fate of two yatchsmen, a Canadian and a Kiwi, who sailed into Cambodia waters in 1978 and never returned home. It sounds very much like the book will be about the story of Kerry Hamill (pictured right, copyright Stuart Glass
), the Kiwi, and Stuart Glass, the Canadian, who alongwith Brit John Dewhirst were captured on their yacht Foxy Lady in late 1978 just off the island of Koh Tang after sheltering from a storm. Glass was shot and killed instantly, whilst Hamill and Dewhirst were sent to Phnom Penh by their Khmer Rouge captors and tortured into confessions before being killed at Tuol Sleng. More about the book as I hear it. Kattenburg specializes in global environment and development issues with his own production company Earth Chronicles, and is no stranger to Cambodia having covered stories from human rights angles to the Khmer Rouge Tribunal.
Talking of the trials and the case of Kerry Hamill, his brother, Rob Hamill
, who gave testimony to the Tribunal a few months ago, is expected to return to Phnom Penh later this month when the verdict is expected to be heard in the case against Comrade Duch, the former commander of Tuol Sleng. Rob and director Annie Goldson are making a documentary entitled Brother Number One
about Rob's journey to uncover what really happened to his brother. Other foreigners to lose their lives in the corridors of Tuol Sleng include Australians Ronald Dean and David Scott and Americans Michael Deeds and Chris Delance, as well as James Clark and Lance McNamara. For more on the documentary, click here
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