|Communist butcher gets life in prison|
Khmer Rouge jailer known as Duch who oversaw the deaths of some 15,000 people.
Communist Murder - One out of three Cambodians were killed
Cambodia's UN-backed genocide court has rejected an appeal by Communist Khmer Rouge jailer Duch and increased his sentence to life imprisonment.
Duch, born Kaing Guek Eav, was jailed in 2010 for his role in running a notorious prison where thousands of inmates were killed.
He had appealed on the grounds that he was just following orders reports the BBC.
But judges rejected his claim and increased his sentence from 35 years to life.
Duch - the first senior Khmer Rouge official to face charges before the court - was convicted of crimes against humanity in July 2010. He appealed against the verdict in March 2011.
Khmer Rouge jailer's sentence increased to life
The 69-year-old was the commander of Tuol Sleng prison, where at least 15,000 men, women and children deemed enemies of the regime were tortured and then executed in "killing fields" outside Phnom Penh.
Duch's case is the first to be concluded by the court against perpetrators of crimes committed during four years of Khmer Rouge rule in the late 1970s.
The regime attempted to create an ideal Communist society by forcing city residents to work as peasants in the countryside, and by purging intellectuals, middle class people and any supposed enemies of the state.
Up to two million people - about one-third of the population - were murdered or died of over-work and starvation at the hands of the Communist Party.
|The results of leftist politics and Communism.|
Two million people, about one-third of Cambodia's population, were murdered or died of over-work and starvation at the hands of Leftists and the Communist Party.
|All the meek will ever inherit is a burial ditch or the chains of slavery.|