In very general terms, these groups espoused divergent revolutionary lines. The United Nations voted to give the resistance movement against communists, which included the Khmer Rouge, a seat in its General Assembly.
As a reporter, I have spent much time in places of wreckage and death. The Khmer Rouge opposed the United Nations -sponsored peace settlement of and the multiparty elections inand they continued guerrilla warfare against the noncommunist coalition government formed after those elections.
This is especially so among the younger generations. Pol PotGeneral Secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea and Prime Minister of Democratic Kampuchea In power, the movement's ideology was shaped by a power struggle during in which the so-called Party Centre led by Pol Pot defeated other regional elements of the leadership.
Every year, Rwandans mark the days of genocide with a memorial period that lasts the same. InPol Pot, Hou Yuon, Ieng Sary and other leftists gained notoriety by sending an open letter to Sihanouk calling him the "strangler of infant democracy".
But if Siv thought he was simply there to document the trial and survivor testimony, his story quickly shifts after a chance encounter with the son of one of the most notorious architects of Cambodia's genocide, Kaing Kek Eav a.
Islamic religious leaders were executed, although some Cham Muslims appear to have been told they could continue devotions in private as long as it could not interfere with work quotas.