Senior Khmer Rouge figures - Pol Pot
's old comrades-in-arms - did not come to pay their last respects.
, a one-time Buddhist, had started life as part of an affluent family who owned acres of rice fields, but went to Paris on a scholarship where he became active in Communist circles.
clubs Fans would be happy to have Pol Pot
as chairman if he helped them win a few trophies
CAMBODIA'S NUREMBERG': The events covered by the verdict span the four years of the Pol Pot
regime, and include extensive crimes against humanity.
's government forcibly relocated the urban population to the countryside to work on collective farms.
"We did research on the houses of Pol Pot
, Khieu Samphan and Son Sen in order to build replicas, and study groups are collecting the same materials that were used at that time."
To that end, Pol Pot
immediately murdered the educated and those who wore glasses or had a high forehead (signs of intellect).
But the mother of all change was imposed by a native Khmer, Saloth Sar, better known as Pol Pot
, in the name of creating an equal society.
Director Rithy Panh uses claymation to recreate the horrors perpetrated by Pol Pot
's regime which killed millions in a bid to create an agrarian utopia.
Observing that since most of the literature on the Cambodian Civil War has focused on the figure of Pol Pot
, the story is only half-complete, Nhem (deputy director, Institute of Military History, Ministry of National Defense, Cambodia) argues that an organizational focus is required to truly understand how Pol Pot
came to power and how the war was eventually ended.
1998: Former Cambodian dictator dies The former Cambodian dictator Pol Pot
, whose regime led to the deaths of millions of his people, has died.
Summary: Phnom Penh: Pol Pot
's former deputy Nuon Chea is fit to continue standing trial for ...