Tuol Sleng was once a secondary school in the suburbs of Cambodia's capital - Phnom Penh. It was requisitioned by the Khmer Rouge in August 1975 and turned into Security Prison 21 - though today it is known simply as "The Torture School". Intelligent estimates suggest that around 20,000 people died here - often following horrific ill-treatment and torture. This forgotten and frightened child was one of them:-
I dedicate my poem to him.