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Son Sen

‹See TfM› Son Sen, alias Comrade Khieu, was a Cambodian Communist politician and soldier. A member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kampuchea/Party of Democratic Kampuchea, the Khmer Rouge, from 1974 to 1992, Sen oversaw the Party's security apparatus, including the Santebal secret police and the notorious security prison S-21 at Tuol Sleng. Son Sen was responsible for ordering the massacre of more than 100,000 in the Eastern Zone of Cambodia during the last six months of 1978. Sen was married to Yun Yat, who became the Party's minister of education and information. Along with the rest of his family, he was killed on the orders of Pol Pot during a 1997 factional split in the Khmer Rouge.

Born June 12, 1930, Travinh, Vietnam
Died June 15, 1997, Anlong Veng, Oddar Meanchey, Cambodia
Political party Communist Party
Spouse(s) Yun Yat
Succeeded by Pen Sovan

About Son Sen

Communist soldier who became Chief of Staff of the Khmer Rouge forces in Cambodia in 1972, including the Santebal secret police. He was killed on order of Pol Pot during the factional split the occurred within their party in 1997.

Son Sen before fame

He was a teacher who became Director of Studies at the National Teaching Institute at the University of Phnom Penh.

Achievement of Son Sen

He was accused of being complicit in the 1978 murder of Malcolm Caldwell, the British academic.

Son Sen family life

He married Yun Yat, the Party's minister of education and information.

Associations of Son Sen

He and his family were killed on orders of Pol Pot.

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Cambodia under Pol Pot - The Khmer Rouge period refers to the rule of Pol Pot, Nuon Chea, Ieng Sary, Son Sen, Khieu Samphan and the Communist Party of Kampuchea over Cambodia, which the Khmer Rouge renamed Democratic Kampuchea.. Ta Mok - Ta Mok also known as Nguon Kang, was a Cambodian military chief and soldier who was a senior figure in the Khmer Rouge and the leader of the national army of Democratic Kampuchea. He was best known as "Brother Number Four" or "the Butcher".. First Indochina War - The First Indochina War began in French Indochina on December 19, 1946, and lasted until July 20, 1954. Fighting between French forces and their Việt Minh opponents in the south dated from September 1945.. Vietnam War (Second Indochina War).. Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum - The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum is a museum in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, chronicling the Cambodian genocide. The site is a former secondary school which was used as Security Prison 21 by the Khmer Rouge regime from its rise to power in 1975 to its fall in 1979.. Cambodian Civil War - The Cambodian Civil War was a civil war in Cambodia fought between the forces of the Communist Party of Kampuchea against the government forces of the Kingdom of Cambodia and, after October 1970, the Khmer Republic, which had succeeded the kingdom.. Executed Cambodian people. Khmer Krom people. Cambodian communists. Communist Party of Kampuchea politicians. Executed Vietnamese people. People executed by the Khmer Rouge. Defence ministers of Cambodia. Genocide perpetrators

Latest information about Son Sen updated on July 06 2021.