Hu Nim

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Hu Nim (born July 27, 1932 in Prey Chhor , † July 7, 1977 near Phnom Penh ) was a Cambodian politician and was considered one of the leadership cadres of the Khmer Rouge .


Hu Nim was born in Prey Chhor, a district of Kampong Cham Province . After graduating from high school , he went to Paris in 1955 and acquired a license from the law faculty. First he joined the Sangkum party of Norodom Sihanouk and represented Kampong Cham Province as a member of parliament in 1958, 1962 and 1966. In 1965 Hu Nim received his doctorate on "The Cambodian Public Service Entrusted to the Economy" , where he dealt with the Chinese Communist model of the class structure in the country.

In 1964 he joined the Sino-Cambodian Friendship Society and became its chairman. After the company was dissolved, Hu Nim went underground in October 1967 and joined the Khmer Rouge under Pol Pot . After the communists came to power in Phnom Penh in 1975, Hu Nim was given the post of ministerial for information and propaganda and belonged to the moderate forces within the Angka (in German: The Organization), behind which the Politburo and the Communist Party of Cambodia were hiding.

On January 17, 1977, the Central Committee member Hu Nim was officially mentioned for the last time at a reception in the Albanian embassy and on April 10, 1977 he was sent to the former "Lycee Tuol-Sleng " which had been converted into a prison . The reasons for this are still in the dark today; Hu Nim probably sympathized with the pro-Vietnamese faction within the Cambodian communists who were working on overturning plans against the Pol Pot regime at the time, and fell victim to one of the numerous waves of cleansing within the Khmer Rouge.

Hu Nim was brutally tortured in Tuol Sleng and allegedly confessed to "three volumes". Under torture, he revealed the names of 91 alleged members of his " faction ". After long tortures, Hu Nim was brought to a mass grave on July 7, 1977 and executed.

Individual evidence

  1. Documentation Center of Cambodia: The Confession of Hu Nim, aka Phoas