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How to bury a terrorist? Peru debates what to do with the remains of Shining Path founder Abimael Guzmán.

September 16, 2021 |

Guzmán and his followers called for a violent revolution that required crossing "a river of blood," in the manner of Cambodia's brutal Pol Pot regime.

'Imagine' at 50: Why John Lennon's ode to humanism still resonates

September 13, 2021 |

Despite attempts to tie Lennon and "Imagine" to blood-lusting atheists like Stalin and Pol Pot, the overwhelming majority of godless people seek to live ethical lives. [3 media outlets, 1 religion newsletter.

Abimael Guzman, leader of Peru's Shining Path terrorist group, dies at 86

September 12, 2021 |

His vision of nationalism resembled that of Cambodia's Pol Pot, whose regime killed nearly a quarter of the country's population.

Abimael Guzman, leader of Peru's Shining Path terrorist group, dies at 86

September 11, 2021 |

His vision of nationalism resembled that of Cambodia's Pol Pot, whose regime killed nearly a quarter of the country's population.

Cambodian film on Pol Pot rule wins Cannes prize

May 25, 2013 |

THOMAS ADAMSON CANNES, France (AP) -- An autobiographical French-Cambodian film, "The Missing Picture," which explores the bloody history of Pol Pot's dictatorship in late 1970s Cambodia, has won the "Un Certain ...

Cambodian film on Pol Pot rule wins Cannes prize

May 25, 2013 |

THOMAS ADAMSON CANNES, France (AP) -- An autobiographical French-Cambodian film, "The Missing Picture," which explores the bloody history of Pol Pot's dictatorship in late 1970s Cambodia, has won the "Un Certain ...

In the Suburbs / "Return to Vietnam"

May 14, 2010

During lunch, Bob spoke a lot about his tour guide, a young man who was spared under the regime of Pol Pot in Cambodia, because his family were farmers.

Book World: Anthony Veasna So's 'Afterparties' is a bittersweet testament to the late author's talents

August 2, 2021 |

So explained his impetus for writing while a Soros Fellow: "During the Khmer Rouge Regime, Pol Pot wanted to restart the country at year zero, so he incinerated entire libraries, and killed the teachers, ...

No. 2 to Pol Pot appears at hearing in Cambodia

February 7, 2008 |

Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, known as "Brother Number One," died in 1998 from natural causes while under house arrest. ... Nuon Chea, known as "Brother Number Two," was Pol Pot's most trusted deputy and is ...

Researcher: Pol Pot Planned Escape

March 1, 2002 |

Ly Kim Heng said she was told the escape story in December by Kov, a trusted aide of Pol Pot who uses only one name. "The day before Pol Pot died, he heard the news that people wanted to hand him over to Thai ...

Researcher: Pol Pot Planned Escape

March 1, 2002 |

Ly Kim Heng said she was told the escape story in December by Kov, a trusted aide of Pol Pot who uses only one name. "The day before Pol Pot died, he heard the news that people wanted to hand him over to Thai ...

Researcher: Pol Pot Planned Escape

March 1, 2002 |

Ly Kim Heng said she was told the escape story in December by Kov, a trusted aide of Pol Pot who uses only one name. "The day before Pol Pot died, he heard the news that people wanted to hand him over to Thai ...

Pol Pot Escaped Justice

April 17, 1998

Pol Pot escaped into the jungle with a cadre of comrades, where he has been living ever since. Last week, President Clinton ordered U.S. agencies to proceed with plans to capture Pol Pot and bring him to justice ...

No tears for Pol Pot

April 19, 1998 |

EXAMINER EDITORIAL WRITER 1998-04-19 04:00:00 PDT CAMBODIA -- THE RUMORS began as soon as Pol Pot, the most despicable mass killer since Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin, was declared dead of a "heart attack" in ...

Poetic Justice for Pol Pot

June 17, 1997

REPORTS THAT former Cambodian dictator Pol Pot is ailing and running for his life from Khmer Rouge guerrillas he once commanded are rich with irony and poetic justice. ... In 1975, Pol Pot led a peasant army of ...

Bring Pol Pot to trial

June 25, 1997 |

EXAMINER EDITORIAL WRITER 1997-06-25 04:00:00 PDT CAMBODIA -- POL POT is such an obvious candidate to be tried for crimes against humanity that it is hard to believe anyone would oppose the idea. ... The ...

Pol Pot's First Wife Cremated in Ritual

July 2, 2003 |

Khieu Ponnary, Pol Pot's first wife, died Tuesday at age 83 in the former Khmer Rouge stronghold of Pailin in northwestern Cambodia. ... Khieu Ponnary married Pol Pot in 1956 and wielded considerable power in ...

Pol Pot's First Wife Cremated in Ritual

July 2, 2003 |

Khieu Ponnary, Pol Pot's first wife, died Tuesday at age 83 in the former Khmer Rouge stronghold of Pailin in northwestern Cambodia. ... Khieu Ponnary married Pol Pot in 1956 and wielded considerable power in ...

Pol Pot's First Wife Cremated in Ritual

July 2, 2003 |

Khieu Ponnary, Pol Pot's first wife, died Tuesday at age 83 in the former Khmer Rouge stronghold of Pailin in northwestern Cambodia. ... Khieu Ponnary married Pol Pot in 1956 and wielded considerable power in ...

Growing up under Stalin and Pol Pot

July 27, 2003 |

(Between 1975 and 1979, 2 million people -- a quarter of the population -- perished in Pol Pot's "killing fields. ") In this latest offering from the First Person Fiction series, Ho focuses on 12-year-old Nakri, ...

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