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Nuon Chea

Cambodian politician and war criminal

Nuon Chea (Khmer: នួន ជា; 7 July 1926 – 4 August 2019[3] also known as Long Bunruot (Khmer: ឡុង ប៊ុនរត្ន), was a Cambodian former communist politician. Nuon Chea was the oldest living former Prime Minister (serving for a month) and the oldest of the last surviving Khmer Rouge leaders.

Nuon Chea
Nuon Chea on 31 October 2013.jpg
Nuon Chea on trial.
President of the Standing Committee of the Kampuchean People's Representative Assembly
In office
13 April 1976 – 7 January 1979
PresidentKhieu Samphan
Prime MinisterPol Pot
DeputyChhit Choeun
LeaderPol Pot (General Secretary)
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Prime Minister of Democratic Kampuchea
In office
27 September 1976 – 25 October 1976
PresidentKhieu Samphan
LeaderPol Pot (General Secretary)
Preceded byPol Pot
Succeeded byPol Pot
Personal details
Born
Lau Kim Lorn

(1926-07-07)7 July 1926
Voat Kor, Battambang, French Indochina (now Cambodia)
DiedAugust 4, 2019(2019-08-04) (aged 93)
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Political partyCommunist Party
Spouse(s)Ly Kimseng[1]
ChildrenNuon Say,[2] 2 other children[1]
Alma materThammasat University

Chea died on 4 August 2019 at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh, aged 93.[4] He had been hospitalised there since 2 July.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Provisional Detention Order (Ordonnance de placement en détention provisoire), Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, retrieved 7 August 2009 Archived 15 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  2. "Top Khmer Rouge leader arrested in Cambodia". 19 September 2007.
  3. "NUON Chea". Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
  4. "Nuon Chea, ideologue of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge, dies at 93". Bangkok Post. 4 August 2019. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  5. Khuon, Narim; Khy, Sovuthy (5 August 2019). "Brother Number 2 Nuon Chea dies at 93". Khmer Times. Retrieved 5 August 2019.