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septiembre 21, 2007

“I’m innocent,” says Khmer Rouge Brother No. 2

Filed under: Camboya,Communism,DDHH/HR,dictadura/dictatorship,In English — Nora @ 8:50 am

This man is a total sinvergüenza: He is going to blame others for the horrors which were made in Cambodia. Oh, no we didn’t know. The culprits were the militants. Bahhhh!!!

And he promised to tell all at trial!!Angry

“I’m innocent,” says Khmer Rouge Brother No. 2 – Yahoo! News

Khmer Rouge Brother Number Two Nuon Chea proclaimed his innocence when he appeared before Cambodia’s U.N.-backed “Killing Fields” tribunal on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity, the court said on Friday.

According to a summary released two days after his indictment, Pol Pot’s right-hand man said he bore no responsibility for the 1.7 million people thought to have died. Many were tortured and executed. Others died of starvation, overwork or disease.

During the Khmer Rouge’s four years in charge from 1975 to 1979, real power lay in the hands of the ultra-Maoist movement’s Military Committee of which he was not a member, Nuon Chea was quoted as saying.

“We did not have any direct contact with the bases and we were not aware of what was happening there,” he told the court. He said he had lost 40 relatives during the upheaval.

Nuon Chea’s official rank within the Beijing-backed regime was Deputy Secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea, as the Khmer Rouge called Cambodia, a role scholars say put him in charge of party and state security.

This included Phnom Penh’s notorious S-21 interrogation and torture centre at the Tuol Sleng high school. More than 14,000 prisoners are known to have entered Tuol Sleng’s barbed-wire gates. Around 10 lived to tell the tale.

These are the kind of things that really enrage me. How on earth in a Communist dictatorship so tight as was the Khmer’s the Chiefs of the country did not know what was happening there. And now, he would add he knew it thanks to the MSM…. What a jackass…

But the worst thing is that he was the ideologue of the system of tortures, political and religious persecutions, repression, …

So, of course, lying for him is pecatta minutaWaiting

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Como ya escribí ayer, han detenido en Camboya al “hermano número dos“, el considerado ideólogo de la matanza de casi 2.000.000 de camboyanos, una cuarta parte del país. Y ¿qué hace el sinvergüenza de él? “Los militantes, fueron ellos, nosotros no sabíamos nada“. Vamos, como se dice vulgarmente, Whistling, silbando el puente sobre el río Kwai. Que nadie se cree que un grado tal de represión, torturas, persecución política y religiosa…, lo hicieron los militantes sin conocimiento de los hermanos.

Y eso que prometió contarlo todo… Se necesita tener caradura…

Aunque claro para él la mentira es algo menor, considerando los crímenes cometidos…

septiembre 20, 2007

Khmer Rouge No. 2 to tell all at trial – Yahoo! News

Filed under: Camboya,Communism,genocide,In English — Nora @ 7:58 pm

Khmer Rouge No. 2 to tell all at trial – Yahoo! News

Khmer Rouge “Brother Number Two” Nuon Chea is ready to lift the lid on Pol Pot’s murderous regime when he appears in court on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity, a trial judge said on Thursday.”He has no complaints. He said he would elaborate on the regime when the trial comes,” You Bunleng, a Cambodian investigating judge on the $56 million United Nations-backed tribunal, told Reuters.

Nuon Chea, Pol Pot’s right-hand man during the Khmer Rouge’s 1975-79 reign of terror, was arrested at his simple wooden home on the Thai border on Wednesday and flown to Phnom Penh by helicopter to face the long-awaited tribunal.

An estimated 1.7 million people died during Pol Pot’s Beijing-backed “Year Zero” revolution as his dream of transforming the Southeast Asian nation into an agrarian peasant utopia descended into the nightmare of the “Killing Fields.”

Despite many reports in the last five years of the octogenarian guerrilla’s imminent demise, court spokesman Reach Sambath said Nuon Chea was in good health and had 24-hour access to medical care to ensure he was fit to stand trial.

Well, let’s see if this man is really tried and all the crimes the Khmer Rouge committed are brought to light.

For more info on Khmer rouge, visit Wikipedia.

In power, the Khmer Rouge carried out a radical program that included isolating the country from foreign influence, closing schools, hospitals and factories, abolishing banking, finance and currency, outlawing all religions, confiscating all private property and relocating people from urban areas to collective farms where forced labor was widespread. The purpose of this policy was to turn Cambodians into “Old People” through agricultural labor. These actions resulted in massive deaths through executions, work exhaustion, illness, and starvation.

The Khmer Rouge government arrested, tortured and eventually executed anyone suspected of belonging to several categories of supposed “enemies”:

  • anyone with connections to the former government or with foreign governments
  • professionals and intellectuals – in practice this included almost everyone with an education, or even people wearing glasses (which, according to the regime meant that they were literate)
  • ethnic Vietnamese, ethnic Chinese, Cambodian Christians, Muslims and the Buddhist monks
  • Homosexuals
  • economic sabotage” for which many of the former urban dwellers (who had not starved to death in the first place) were deemed to be guilty of by virtue of their lack of agricultural ability.

Through the 1970s, and especially after mid-1975, the party was also shaken by factional struggles. There were even armed attempts to topple Pol Pot. The resultant purges reached a crest in 1977 and 1978 when thousands, including some important KCP leaders, were executed.

Today, examples of the torture methods used by the Khmer Rouge can be seen at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. The museum occupies the former grounds of a high school turned prison camp that was operated by Khang Khek Ieu, more commonly known as “Comrade Duch”. Some 17,000 people passed through this centre before they were taken to sites (also known as The Killing Fields), outside Phnom Penh such as Choeung Ek where most were executed (mainly by pickaxes to save bullets) and buried in mass graves. Of the thousands who entered the Tuol Sleng Centre (also known as S-21), only ten are known to have survived.

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Detenido en Camboya el "número dos" del Jemer Rojo por crímenes contra la humanidad

Filed under: Camboya,Comunismo,genocidio — Nora @ 2:15 am

Muy buenas noticias. A ver si le juzgan y se publica en todos los medios lo que hicieron estos pájaros.

La policía camboyana ha arrestado hoy a Nuon Chea, considerado el “hermano número dos” del régimen del Jemer Rojo, a quien ha conducido en helicóptero a Phnom Penh para ser juzgado por su implicación en el genocidio ocurrido en Camboya entre 1975-1979, que costó la vida a 1,7 millones de personas. Fuentes oficiales han señalado que Chea, de 82 años, ha sido puesto bajo custodia policial esta mañana en su domicilio de Pailin, unos 400 kilómetros al norte de Phnom Penh, donde vive desde que en 1998 se rindió al Gobierno a cambio de una amnistía. Ha sido interrogado previamente por la policía y por representantes del tribunal internacional establecido para juzgar a los antiguos jefes del Jemer Rojo por genocidio y crímenes contra la humanidad.

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Para más información. Wikipedia:

Con los jemeres rojos se llevó a cabo el denominado genocidio en donde murió una cuarta parte de los habitantes del país, cifra no inferior a los dos millones de personas más las secuelas que ello significó para el país en general.

Sobre Pol Pot (el hermano número uno):

Pol Pot, el nombre que el principal líder de los Jemeres Rojos tomó para sí (su nombre real era Saloth Sar), creó centros de reclusión con el fin de “buscar al enemigo oculto” dentro del Partido y continuar su política de exterminio de todo aquello que consideraba atentatorio al Estado. El más célebre fue el de Tuol Sleng. Sólo algunos datos acerca del mismo: En 1975 entraron allí tan solo 200 prisioneros. En 1976 fueron 2.250. En 1977 entraron 5.000. En 1978 otros 5.000. Con excepción de los altos mandos y de los miembros de dichas prisiones, nadie sabía que sucedía en su interior, pero los campesinos que vivían cerca de dichos lugares los llamaban en jémer “konlaeng choul ot cheng” que significa “el sitio en donde se entra pero no se sale”. Solamente siete de las 20.000 personas que fueron llevadas para ser “interrogadas” en Tuol Sleng sobrevivieron. Hoy el lugar, que fuera un prestigioso centro educativo antes de la guerra, es conocido como Museo del genocidio en Phnom Penh. Los “sospechosos” lo eran por razones tan sútiles como usar gafas, saber un idioma extranjero, tener un título universitario, haber trabajado en alguna oficina antes del 17 de abril de 1975 y otras cosas similares. Después de que el sospechoso era declarado culpable en casi todos los casos, era condenado a la pena capital, él y su familia e incluso amigos, y se conducía a uno de los llamados “campos de exterminio”.

O sea, yo hubiera sido condenada a la pena capital pero vamos de inmediato…. Angry

Y ahora la cantidad:

En principio algunas fuentes señalaban diferentes cifras de los ejecutados durante el Régimen de Pol Pot. Los vietnamitas decían que habían sido 3 millones de personas, la CIA decía que eran entre 50.000 y 100.000 personas, pero actualmente, y de acuerdo a investigaciones más detalladas, se calcula en 2.000.000 las personas muertas bajo el régimen de los Jemeres Rojos. Unas 700.000 personas murieron de hambre y enfermedades, entre 400.000 y 600.000 fueron ejecutadas, 400.000 fallecieron en la Regularización Obligatoria y otras 300.000 por otras causas diversas, hasta hacer el total aproximado de dos millones de víctimas. Waiting

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