(Indochina Trip.2017) The Journey to Promote Famous Destinations in Indochina - P.32. Khmer Rouge Killing Fields, Cambodia

30-09-2017

(IndochinaKings.org) The Cambodian Killing Fields are a number of sites in Cambodia where collectively more than a million people were killed and buried by the Communist Khmer Rouge regime, during its rule of the country from 1975 to 1979, immediately after the end of the Cambodian Civil War (1970–1975).

The mass killings are widely regarded as part of a broad state-sponsored genocide (the Cambodian genocide).

 

 

Analysis of 20,000 mass grave sites by the DC-Cam Mapping Program and Yale University indicate at least 1,386,734 victims of execution. Estimates of the total number of deaths resulting from Khmer Rouge policies, including disease and starvation, range from 1.7 to 2.5 million out of a 1975 population of roughly 8 million. In 1979, Vietnam invaded Democratic Kampuchea and toppled the Khmer Rouge regime.

 

 

The Cambodian journalist Dith Pran coined the term "killing fields" after his escape from the regime.

 

 

The best known monument of the Killing Fields is at the village of Choeung Ek. Today, it is the site of a Buddhist memorial to the victims, and Tuol Sleng has a museum commemorating the genocide.


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