Pol Pot’s former director of political prison camp dies September 2 at 12:46 p.m.
In Cambodia, a former executive who served as the director of a political prisoner camp in the Pol Pot regime, which is said to have killed more than 1.7 million lives in the 1970s by genocide and forced labor, has died.
The man killed was Kang Ke Iu, a former executive in Pol Pot’s government who allegedly killed more than one-fifth of the nation’s lives in Cambodia in the 1970s.
Kan Ke Iu was the director of the Tour Slen camp, a political prison camp, and was charged with killing more than 12,000 people by genocide and torture, and his life sentence was confirmed in a special court in 2012.
According to a special court spokesman, Kang Ke Iu was taken to hospital on the 31st of last month and died in the hospital around 1 a.m. on the second day. He was 77 years old.
The hearing in a special court is still on, but the remaining senior administration officials at the time were one of the former head of the National Executive Council, Kew Samfan, who was concerned that the defendant was too old to continue the hearing, which would make it difficult to get to the bottom of the matter.