Top Khmer Rouge Leaders in Cambodia

7 profiles corresponding to your research

Kaing Guek Eav     On trial     Cambodia     Cambodia
Kaing Guek Eav, better know as Duch, was born around 1942 in the Kampong Thom province. He taught mathematics and was drawn toward Communism by a group of Chinese exchange students at the University of Phnom Penh. Arrested by Prince Sihanouk's police as a "Communist", he was held without trial for several months. Soon after Sihanouk was overthrown, Duch went into the maquis. In the early 1970s, Duch was in charge of security for the Communist...

Ta Mok      Died before end of trial     Cambodia     Cambodia
Ta Mok(meaning grandfather Mok) was born in 1926 in Takeo province, Cambodia. His birth name was Chhit Choeun. Former Buddhist monk and student at the Pali High School in Phnom Penh, Ta Mok, was actively involved in the 1940s resistance movements against the French and the Japanese. Later, he joined the Cambodian Communist Party (CPK). His activity was concentrated in the southwest zone of the country. He was nominated member of the Central Com...

Khieu Samphan     Investigations underway     Cambodia     Cambodia
Khieu Samphan is born the 27th of July 1931. He is the son of a provincial judge. In 1955, Khieu Samphan receives a bursary to study at the University of Montpellier in France, where he publishes a thesis on peasantry and Cambodian politics. In his thesis he (already) defends the idea that the Cambodian economy can only become autonomous if it isolates itself from the international economy, with agricultural development serving as a foundation...

Nuon Chea     Investigations underway     Cambodia     Cambodia
Nuon Chea, with real name Long Bunruot, was born in 1927, in Battambang. He completed his secondary studies in Bangkok, Thailand where he lived until 1948. He then followed law studies in Bangkok without finishing them. Between 1945 and 1948, he is a part time public servant at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and joins the Thai Communist Party (TCP). Back in Cambodia in 1948, he joins the Indochinese Communist Party (independent Vietna...

Ieng Sary     Investigations underway     Cambodia     Cambodia
Kim Trang (alias Ieng Sary) was born in Vietnam in either 1922 or 1925 near the Cambodian border. He was an outstanding student at Collège Sisowath in Phnom Penh and in 1946 created the student organisation “Libération du Cambodge du colonialisme français”. Ieng Sary is said to have organised the first student protests of the country’s history. At the end of the 1940s, Ieng Sary received a scholarship to study in France at the Lycée Condorce...

Thirith Ieng     Investigations underway     Cambodia     Cambodia
Khieu Thirith was born in northwestern Cambodia’s Battambang Province in 1932. Coming from a relatively privileged family, she was the second daughter of a judge. Her older sister, Khieu Ponnary, later became the wife of Pol Pot, the leader of the communist movement called Khmer Rouge (see "related cases"). Graduated from the Lycée Sisowath in Phnom Penh, Khieu Thirith then went to study English Literature, majoring in Shakespeare, at the Sorb...

Saloth Sar     Sentenced     Cambodia     Cambodia
Saloth Sar, aka Pol Pot, was born on 19 May 1925 in Prek Sbauv, in the Cambodian province of Kampong Thom. His parents are prosperous Sino-Khmer farmers with ties to the royal authorities of Cambodia. After attending a catholic high-school in Phnom Penh, Saloth Sar wins a government scholarship to study radio electronics in France where he will stay from 1949 to 1953. In France, he joins the French communist party and discovers Marxism. ...


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