Anlong Veng

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អ ន្លុ ង វែង
Anlong Veng
Anlong Veng (Cambodia)
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Coordinates 14 ° 14 ′  N , 104 ° 5 ′  E Coordinates: 14 ° 14 ′  N , 104 ° 5 ′  E
Basic data
Country Cambodia


Oddar Meanchey
height 54 m
Residents 500

Anlong Veng ( Khmer អ ន្លុ ង វែង ) is a district in the Cambodian province of Oddar Meanchey . The headquarters of the Khmer Rouge on the Cambodian-Thai border was located here from 1989 to 1998 .

After internal power struggles, the base was controlled by the Ta Mok clique . According to the Documentation Center of Cambodia, between 1993 and 1997 - long after the rule of the Khmer Rouge in the rest of Cambodia - around 3,000 people were murdered in a killing field near Anlong Veng. The former head of state Pol Pot was arrested by his own party comrades in July 1997 and sentenced to life imprisonment by a “people's tribunal”. He died in April 1998, presumably by suicide .

In 2001, three years after Pol Pot's death, the Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen declared the camp in northern Cambodia a historical tourist area. However, the area still has to be cleared of mines for development .

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Kelvin Rowley: Second Life, Second Death. The Khmer Rouge After 1978. Yale University Genocide Studies Program (GSP) Working Paper No. 24, 2004, p. 207.