Ta Mok
Cambodian politician
Ta Mok
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".
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WikiLeaks : Mỹ từng muốn gợi ý Trung Quốc cho thủ lãnh Khmer Đỏ tỵ nạn - RFI
Google News - over 5 years
Nguyên văn bức công điện viết như sau: “Sự tiếp tục hiện diện của những nhân vật lãnh đạo cấp cao của Khmer Đỏ như Pol Pot, Ieng Sary và Ta Mok thì đặc biệt rắc rối. Để giúp tìm ra một giải pháp cho cuộc xung đột này, chính quyền Trung Quốc nên mạnh mẽ
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May Titthara and Thomas Miller - Phnom Penh Post
Google News - over 5 years
In Takeo province's Tram Kak district, Meas Mut married Khom, the oldest daughter of the infamous Southwest Zone secretary Ta Mok, according to historian Ben Kiernan. Kiernan claims that Meas Mut and Khom introduced communal eating in Tram Kak,
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USA wollten Rote-Khmer-Chef Pol Pot nach China schaffen - Krone.at
Google News - over 5 years
"Die andauernde Präsenz in Kambodscha von führenden Roten Khmer wie Pol Pot, (Außenminister) Ieng Sary und (Militärchef) Ta Mok ist besonders problematisch", heißt es darin. "Um eine Lösung des Konflikts zu erreichen, wäre es hilfreich,
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50 bin mayın temizledi - Sabah
Google News - over 5 years
1999 yılında "Kasap" lakaplı Ta Mok da yakalandı. 2009'da ilk kez bir Kızıl Kmer yargılanmış ve Kızıl Kmer iktidarı dönemindeki en büyük cezaevinin yöneticisi olan kaing Guek Eav, 19 yıl hapis cezasına çarptırılmıştı
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Photo by: Meng Kimlong - Phnom Penh Post
Google News - over 5 years
... by including materials that debate the definition of genocide, contemplate the meaning of “evil”, and examine specific aspects of Khmer Rouge rule – such as its effects on Buddhism or the Cham, or its policies in Ta Mok's infamous Southwest Zone
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Rote-Khmer-Tribunal: "Viele haben Angst, sich dem Schmerz zu stellen" - WELT ONLINE
Google News - over 5 years
Der einbeinige Militärchef Ta Mok starb 2006. Mehr als 30 Jahre nach dem Sturz des Regimes sollen sich noch mehr als 20.000 ehemalige Kämpfer und Arbeiter der Roten Khmer auf freiem Fuß befinden. Der amtierende Ministerpräsident Hun Sen kritisierte den
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US Representative Blasts 'Slow Progress' of Tribunal - Voice of America
Google News - over 5 years
“We also know that senior Khmer Rouge leaders like Pol Pot, Ke Pauk, Son Sen and Ta Mok died,” he said. Had they lived, they could have been included in the first two trials at the court, he said. Related Links Preliminary Hearing Cools Some Anger at
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Ley corrupta: Un jurado de lujo para los Jemeres - La Razón
Google News - over 5 years
Muchos de los cabecillas han ido muriendo en estas tres décadas, empezando por el propio Pol Pot, el «carnicero» Ta Mok, o el ex ministro de Defensa, Son Sen. Al resto, cuyas edades van de los 79 a los 85 años, no parece que les quede mucho tiempo
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Vẫn chưa nguôi nỗi ám ảnh về “cánh đồng chết” - XãLuận.com tin tức việt nam 24h cập nhật
Google News - over 5 years
Sự lo lắng không phải thừa thãi khi thực tế, "anh cả” Pol Pot đã chết năm 1998, và tên "đồ tể” Ta Mok cũng đã chết năm 2006 khi phiên tòa chưa kịp xét xử. Nếu như vậy, đó sẽ là một thực tế không công bằng đối với nhiều người Campuchia – những người vẫn
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Pol Pot vẫn được tôn sùng dù đã chết - VOA Tiếng Việt
Google News - over 5 years
Tại tư gia của lãnh đạo quân sự Khmer Rouge, ông Ta Mok, vào giữa thập niên 1990 Pol Pot và những lãnh đạo cao cấp hiện đang bị xét xử, đã mở những cuộc hội họp cuối cùng, trước khi Khemr đỏ phân chia và rồi giải tán. Ông Seang Sokheng người đứng đầu
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Začeli soditi voditeljem Rdečih Kmerov - Delo
Google News - over 5 years
Ta Mok, vojaški poveljnik z vzdevkom Klavec, je bil aretiran leta 1999. Čakajoč na sojenje je umrl leta 2006, star 80 let. Tisočem nižjih članov režima, ki so izvajali njegovo brutalno politiko, ne bodo zaradi omejitev sodišča nikoli sodili
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Nation World - Nation on Sunday
Google News - over 5 years
Ta Mok, a feared military commander nicknamed “The Butcher” for the massacres and purges he ordered, was arrested in 1999. He was awaiting trial by the war crimes court but he died in 2006 at the age of 80. Because of the tribunal's limited scope,
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La justicia del siglo XXI persigue a los genocidas del siglo pasado - Terra España
Google News - over 5 years
Fue confinado en una choza por otro de los líderes militares, el “carnicero” Ta Mok. El Museo Tuol Sleng, antiguo colegio de prestigio convertido en cárcel, conserva fotografías de los jóvenes torturados y se ha convertido en un “museo de los crímenes
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Khmer Rouge senior leaders and/or those who were most responsible - Asian Correspondent
Google News - almost 6 years
It is also clear that the four senior leaders and those who died already like Pol Pot, Ta Mok and Son Sen, were not direct mass murderers. Even we can forecast that their defense will rely in that and that they will insist in their innocence until the
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Khmer Rouge Figure Is First Charged in Atrocities of Killing Fields
NYTimes - over 9 years
A tribunal in Cambodia charged the commandant of the main Khmer Rouge torture house with crimes against humanity on Tuesday, bringing the first charge in a long-delayed trial in the deaths of 1.7 million people in the late 1970s. The commandant, Kaing Guek Eav, 64, known as Duch, was the leader of the Tuol Sleng prison in Phnom Penh where at least
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2006
    Age 82
    On July 21, 2006, due to heart complications caused by the stress of the upcoming trial, he died in a military hospital after falling into a coma.
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  • 2002
    Age 78
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In poor health, suffering especially from respiratory problems, Ta Mok's only releases from solitary confinement were for hospital visits.
  • 1999
    Age 75
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Ta Mok was the last leading member of the Khmer Rouge to remain at large in Cambodia; other senior figures had died or already made immunity deals with the government of Hun Sen, including Nuon Chea, Khieu Samphan and Ieng Sary.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1979
    Age 55
    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. It is estimated that some 3,000 to 5,000 combatants remained loyal to Pol Pot and were directed by Ta Mok. In 1997, following a split in the party, Ta Mok seized control of one faction, naming himself supreme commander. Pol Pot then fled the Khmer Rouge's northern stronghold, but was later arrested and sentenced to lifelong house arrest. In April 1998, following a new government attack, Ta Mok fled into the forest, taking Pol Pot with him.
    More Details Hide Details A few days later, on 15 April 1998, Pol Pot died in custody. In 1998, following several key defections, Ta Mok was forced to flee to Anlong Veng.
  • FORTIES
  • 1973
    Age 49
    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.
    More Details Hide Details It is believed that he directed the massive purges that characterised the short-lived Democratic Kampuchea (1975 - 1979), earning him the nickname Butcher.
  • 1970
    Age 46
    He lost the lower part of one leg in fighting around 1970.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1952
    Age 28
    He was training for the Buddhist priesthood in Pali when he joined the anti-French Khmer Issarak in 1952.
    More Details Hide Details He soon left Phnom Penh and joined the Khmer Rouge. By the late 1960s he was a general and the Khmer Rouge's chief-of-staff. He was also a member of the Standing Committee of the Khmer Rouge's Central Committee ("Party Center") during its period in power. He became very powerful within the party, especially in the south-west zone. He was named by Pol Pot as leader of the national army of Democratic Kampuchea.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1926
    Age 2
    Born in 1926.
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