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Ta Mok

Cambodian Politician
Male
Born 1924
Died Jul 21, 2006

Ta Mok, which means "Grandfather Mok" in Khmer, was the nom de guerre of Chhit Choeun, a senior figure in the leadership of the Khmer Rouge. His name has also been reported as Ek Choeun, Oeung Choeun and Ung Choeun, and he was also known as "Brother Number Five".… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1924 Birth Born in 1924.

TWENTIES

1952 28 Years Old He was training for the Buddhist priesthood in Pali when he joined the anti-French Khmer Issarak in 1952. … Read More

FORTIES

1970 46 Years Old He lost the lower part of one leg in fighting around 1970.
1973 49 Years Old Ta Mok is believed to have orchestrated many massacres within the zone he controlled from 1973, beginning before the final, complete seizure of power by the Khmer Rouge on April 17, 1975. … Read More

FIFTIES

1979 55 Years Old After the regime was overthrown in 1979, Ta Mok remained a powerful figure, controlling the northern area of the Khmer Rouge's remaining territory from his base at Anlong Veng in the Dângrêk Mountains. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1997 73 Years Old In 1997, following a split in the party, Ta Mok seized control of one faction, naming himself supreme commander. … Read More
1998 74 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 1998, following a new government attack, Ta Mok fled into the forest, taking Pol Pot with him. … Read More
1999 75 Years Old On 6 March 1999, the general was captured by the Cambodian army near the Thai border and brought to Phnom Penh, where he joined former comrade Khang Khek Ieu ("Duch") at the Military Prosecution Department Detention Facility. … Read More
2002 78 Years Old In prison his detention period was repeatedly extended without his being brought to trial. Under Cambodian law his trial should have begun within six months of his arrest. Initially charged with membership of an outlawed group and tax evasion, in February 2002 he was charged with crimes against humanity. … Read More
2006 82 Years Old On 21 July 2006, due to heart complication caused by stress of upcoming trial he died in a military hospital after falling into a coma.
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