Ieng Sary

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Ieng Sary
Ieng Sary 2011.jpg
Minister for Foreign Affairs
In office
4 April 1976 – 7 January 1979
Prime MinisterPol Pot
Preceded bySarin Chhak
Succeeded byHun Sen
Deputy Prime Minister of Kampuchea
In office
14 April 1976 – 7 January 1979
Prime MinisterPol Pot
Personal details
Kim Trang

(1925-10-24)24 October 1925
Trà Vinh, Cochinchina, French Indochina (now Vietnam)
Died14 March 2013(2013-03-14) (aged 87)
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Resting placeMalai, Banteay Meanchey[1]
Political partyDemocratic National Union Movement (1996–2007)
Cambodian National Unity Party (1992–1996)
Party of Democratic Kampuchea (1981–1993)
Communist Party of Kampuchea
French Communist Party
Spouse(s)Khieu Thirith
(m. 1951–2013; his death)
Alma materSciences Po

Ieng Sary (Khmer: អៀង សារី; 24 October 1925 – 14 March 2013) was a senior member of the Khmer Rouge. He was a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kampuchea led by Pol Pot. He worked in the Democratic Kampuchea as foreign minister and deputy prime minister.

His wife, Ieng Thirith also was part in the Khmer Rouge government as social affairs minister.

Ieng Sary was arrested in 2007 and was charged with crimes against humanity just like Pol Pot & Nuon Chea. He died of heart failure and intestinal blockage before trial commenced.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Kong Sothanarith (6 June 2014). "Former Khmer Rouge Minister Hospitalized in Thailand" (in Khmer). Voice of America. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  2. "KIeng Sary, minister for Cambodia's Khmer Rouge, dies". Yahoo! News. Archived from the original on 18 March 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2013.