Cambodian politician and war criminal
Khieu Samphan (Khmer: ខៀវ សំផន; born July 27, 1931) is a former Cambodian communist politician. He was the president of the state of Democratic Kampuchea (Cambodia) from 1976 until 1979.
|President of the State Presidium of Democratic Kampuchea|
April 11, 1976 – January 7, 1979
|Preceded by||Norodom Sihanouk|
|Succeeded by||Post abolished|
|Prime Minister of Democratic Kampuchea |
April 4, 1976 – April 14, 1976
|Preceded by||Penn Nouth|
|Succeeded by||Pol Pot|
|Born||27 July 1931|
Svay Rieng, French Indochina
|Political party||Communist Party|
He was one of the most powerful officials in the Khmer Rouge movement, although Pol Pot remained the General Secretary (highest official) in the party.
Samphan is the second oldest living former Khmer Rouge leader, alongside Nuon Chea. On August 7, 2014, they were convicted and received life sentences for crimes against humanity during the Cambodian Genocide.
- ↑ "Mrs. SO Socheat". eccc.gov.kh. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
- ↑ "KHIEU Samphan". Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
- ↑ McKirdy, Euan (7 August 2014). "Top Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of crimes against humanity, sentenced to life in prison". CNN. Retrieved 7 August 2014.