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Pol Pot

[pol pot] /pɒl ˈpɒt/

(Saloth Sar) 1928–98, Cambodian Khmer Rouge leader and political figure: prime minister of the Democratic Republic of Kampuchea, 1976–79.
/ˈpɒl ˈpɒt/
original name Kompong Thom. 1925–98, Cambodian Communist statesman; prime minister of Kampuchea (1976; 1977–79); his policies led to the deaths of thousands in labour camps before he was overthrown by Vietnamese forces; in 1997 his former supporters in the Khmer Rouge captured him and claimed to have tried and sentenced him to life imprisonment


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