Crimes Against Humanity. The Cambodian Genocide 1975-1979. "All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family, and each one of us is responsible for the misdeeds of all the others. I cannot detach myself from the wickedest soul." -Mahatma Gandhi. Murder
The Cambodian Genocide
"All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family, and each one of us is responsible for the misdeeds of all the others. I cannot detach myself from the wickedest soul."
Embassies were closed
Economic assistance was refused
Media was shut down
All cities forcibly evacuated.
At Phnom Penh, two million inhabitants were evacuated on foot into the countryside at gunpoint. As many as 20,000 died along the way.Cambodian Genocide
Throughout Cambodia, purges conducted to eliminate remnants of the "old society" - the educated, the wealthy, Buddhist monks, police, doctors, lawyers, teachers, and former government officials.Cambodian Genocide
Anyone suspected of disloyalty to Pol Pot, including many Khmer Rouge leaders, was shot or bludgeoned with an ax.
"What is rotten must be removed," a Khmer Rouge slogan proclaimed.Cambodian Genocide
Mass Grave discovered in 1980 was first indication of the Cambodian Genocide under Pol Pot’s regime
Young people taken from parents
Young people married in group ceremonies involving 100’s of often-unwilling couples.
Ethnic groups attacked
50% of the 425,000 Chinese living in Cambodia in 1975 perished.
Khmer Rouge also forced Muslims to eat pork and shot those who refused.Cambodian Genocide
Pol Pot loses power in 1979
Exiled to Thailand and began a guerilla war against Cambodia for 17 years
Lost control of Khmer Rouge in the 1990’s
Arrested in 1998
Died of a heart attack before he could be brought to trial about his crimes against humanityCambodian Genocide
Two Million Murdered
The Killing Fields is a well-known movie about the Cambodia Massacre made in 1984