Memorial Site The Killing Fields - Choeung Ek Museum of Cambodia ( Mass grave of victims by Pol Pot - Khmer Rouge from 1963 - 1997. ) Phnom Penh Cambodia

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Memorial Site The Killing Fields - Choeung Ek Museum of Cambodia  ( Mass grave of victims by Pol Pot - Khmer Rouge Stock Photo
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Memorial Site The Killing Fields - Choeung Ek Museum of Cambodia ( Mass grave of victims by Pol Pot - Khmer Rouge from 1963 - 1997. ) Phnom Penh Cambodia
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Choeung Ek , the site of a former orchard and mass grave of victims of the Khmer Rouge - killed between 1975 and 1979 - 17 km (11 mi) south of Phnom Penh, Cambodia,The Killing Fields, where the Khmer Rouge regime executed over one million people between 1975 and 1979. Mass graves containing 8,895 bodies were discovered at Choeung Ek after the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime. Many of the dead were former political prisoners who were kept by the Khmer Rouge in their Tuol Sleng detention center. Pol Pot 1925 – 1998) Cambodian politician and revolutionary who led the Khmer Rouge from 1963 - 1997. General Secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea 1963 - 1981. He became the leader of Cambodia 17 April 1975, when his forces captured Phnom Penh. From 1976 to 1979, he also served as the Prime Minister of Democratic Kampuchea. He presided over a totalitarian dictatorship 1 to 3 million people (out of a population of slightly over 8 million) died due to the policies of his four-year premiership.