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  RFA: Khmer Rouge Leader Ta Mok Dies Ahead of Trial
Ta Mok was a top commander of the army of Democratic Kampuchea, generally known as the Khmer Rouge regime.
Ta Mok was born in 1926, the Year of the Tiger in the local horoscope, in Prokeab village, Southern Trapaing Thom commune, Tramkak district, Takeo province, which was also known as Region 33 in the Southwest Region.
Ta Mok was raised by his grandmother and spent the first 18 years of his life attending schools in his home district, Trapaing Thom.
www.rfa.org /english/news/2006/07/21/cambodia_tamok   (1064 words)

  
  Ta Mok
Ta Mok is the nom de guerre[?] of Chhit Choeun (born 1926), a senior figure in the leadership of the Khmer Rouge.
After the regime was overthrown in 1979 Ta Mok remained a powerful figure, controlling the northern area of the Khmer's remaining territory with his base at Anlong Veng[?].
Ta Mok was the last leading member of the Khmer Rouge to remain at large in Cambodia, other senior figures had died or already made immunity deals with the government of Hun Sen[?], including Nuon Chea[?], Khieu Samphan[?] and Ieng Sary[?].
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ta/Ta_Mok.html   (343 words)

  
 FOXNews.com - Former Khmer Rouge Military Commander Dies - International News | News of the World | Middle East News | ...
Ta Mok had been in and out of consciousness since last week at the military hospital in the capital, Phnom Penh, where he was being treated for high blood pressure, tuberculosis and respiratory complications, attorney Benson Samay said.
Ta Mok, who briefly led the Khmer Rouge during its final days, was one of two former senior officials of the movement in detention awaiting trial on charges of crimes against humanity committed during a 1975-1979 reign of terror, when an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians died of starvation, overwork, diseases and execution.
Ta Mok was held in a Phnom Penh military prison but hospitalized in June, shortly before judges and prosecutors were sworn in to begin U.N.-backed trials of former Khmer Rouge leaders on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity.
www.foxnews.com /wires/2006Jul20/0,4670,ObitTaMok,00.html   (739 words)

  
 Hundreds pay respects to Ta Mok "The Butcher" - Military Photos
Ta Mok was expected to be one of the first people tried for genocide and crimes against humanity at UN-backed hearings due to start next year.
Ta Mok, military commander of the Cambodian Khmer Rouge movement, was responsible for the deaths of thousands of people during the Pol Pot regime of the late 1970s.
Ta Mok, who became commander-in-chief of the army in 1977, was the driving force behind a number of purges.
www.militaryphotos.net /forums/showthread.php?t=86738   (1002 words)

  
 Ta Mok, key leader of Khmer Rouge regime, dies - Asia - Pacific - International Herald Tribune
Ta Mok, who had been in government detention since his capture in 1999, died Friday morning in a military hospital, his lawyer said.
Ta Mok was transferred from prison to the hospital in the capital, Phnom Penh, late last month suffering from high blood pressure, tuberculosis and respiratory complications.
Ta Mok, whose real name is Ung Choeun, was one of two senior Khmer Rouge officials in detention awaiting trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity.
www.iht.com /articles/ap/2006/07/21/asia/AS_GEN_Cambodia_Ta_Mok.php   (880 words)

  
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Ta Mok was a top commander of the army of Democratic Kampuchea, generally known as the Khmer Rouge regime.
Ta Mok was raised by his grandmother and spent the first 18 years of his life attending schools in his home district, Trapaing Thom.
Ta Mok was appointed Party secretary for the Southwest Region during which he and his comrade Hu Nim had a political row.
www.khmerkampongspeu.org /tamok.htm   (1149 words)

  
 Ta Mok: Butcher of the Khmer Rouge -DAWN - International; July 25, 2006
Ta Mok, whose birth name was Ek Chhoeun before he adopted his nom de guerre which means “Grandfather Mok”, died on Friday at the age of 80 after languishing in jail since 1999.
Ta Mok survived repeated setbacks and betrayals with a combination of military prowess and grassroots support grounded in his tightly knit family of six children and several brothers- and sons-in-laws.
Ta Mok, the only regime leader not to have been educated abroad, was also considered the architect of the mass slaughter of Khmer Krom, an ethnic minority in southern Vietnam.
www.dawn.com /2006/07/25/int11.htm   (552 words)

  
 Ta Mok - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ta Mok, which means "Grandfather Mok" in Khmer, was the nom de guerre of Chhit Choeun (c.
Pol Pot then fled the Khmer Rouge's northern stronghold, but was later arrested by Ta Mok and sentenced to lifelong house arrest.
On 6 March 1999, the general was captured by the Cambodian army near the Thai border and brought to Phnom Penh, where he joined former comrade Khang Khek Leu ("Duch") at the Military Prosecution Department Detention Facility.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ta_Mok   (699 words)

  
 Guardian | Ta Mok
In it Ta Mok is quoted as saying: "Please inform the whole world that I have never killed anyone." He insisted his forces only built roads, bridges and dams, and cultivated rice fields.
This was cemented during the regime's latter years when Ta Mok was appointed commander-in-chief of the army in 1977 and ordered to oversee many of the internal purges ordered by the regime's paranoid leader, Pol Pot (obituary April 17 1998).
Ta Mok appeared to be a warrior at heart and joined the resistance to the French, initially with the independent Khmer Issaraks and then with the Vietnamese and Cambodian communists.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,,329535731-103684,00.html   (944 words)

  
 CNN.com - Cambodia's Khmer Rouge 'butcher' charged - February 22, 2002
Ta Mok, known as 'the Butcher' during the bloody reign of Pol Pot, was detained in 1998 after being charged with genocide.
Ta Mok and Kang Kek Ieu -- a former commander of a Khmer Rouge torture center -- are currently the only suspects detained for Khmer Rouge crimes and have been in custody for almost three years awaiting trial.
Ta Mok's relatives, his lawyer and supporters of the former Khmer Rouge have demanded his release saying his incarceration was unfair.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/asiapcf/southeast/02/22/cambodia.khmertrial/index.html   (571 words)

  
 BakuTODAY.net - KR 'Butcher' Ta Mok buried as questions raised over genocide tribunal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Ta Mok was one of only two rebel leaders jailed for Khmer Rouge atrocities, and his death has dealt a blow to efforts to try regime cadres.
Ta Mok trained to be a teacher but took up the gun instead in the 1950s to battle French colonialism and quickly worked his way into the leadership of Cambodia's communist revolution.
Ta Mok had the proper policies," she said as his body was being placed in an elaborate concrete tomb after monks held funeral rites.
www.bakutoday.net /view.php?d=24153   (813 words)

  
 Former Khmer Rouge Military Leader Ta Mok Dies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Ta Mok was expected to face a United Nations-backed war crimes tribunal for his part in the country's genocide in the 1970s.
Ta Mok died early Friday morning in a Phnom Penh hospital after slipping in and out of a coma for the past week.
Ta Mok's family has asked for his body to be taken to Anlong Veng, the former Khmer Rouge stronghold in northern Cambodia where he lived before being captured.
www.voanews.com /english/2006-07-21-voa9.cfm   (664 words)

  
 Ta Mok; blamed in genocide of Cambodians in 1970s - The Boston Globe
Ta Mok's lawyer said his client was in declining health after suffering a heart attack.
Ta Mok, whose real name was Chhit Choen, was born into a peasant family in Cambodia's southern province of Takeo.
Ta Mok was arrested in 1999 crossing into Cambodia from Thailand and charged with genocide under a law banning the Khmer Rouge.
www.boston.com /news/globe/obituaries/articles/2006/07/21/ta_mok_blamed_in_genocide_of_cambodians_in_1970s?mode=PF   (607 words)

  
 PPP 15/14: Ta Mok in coma and dying - lawyer
Ta Mok, a former monk and one-time Pali language instructor, is said to have ordered large-scale massacres in Khmer Rouge zones under his jurisdiction in 1973.
In March 1974, Ta Mok's troops sacked the ancient capital of Oudong, destroying the city and slaughtering the local population.
Ta Mok, born in Tram Kak district of Takeo province, pursued and captured Brother Number 1 Pol Pot as he attempted to flee into Thailand, and presided over the subsequent "people's tribunal" to purge and sentence Pol Pot on July 25, 1997.
www.phnompenhpost.com /TXT/current/stories/1514/ta.htm   (986 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | Khmer Rouge 'butcher' Ta Mok dies
Ta Mok was expected to be one of the first people tried for genocide and crimes against humanity at UN-backed hearings due to start next year.
Ta Mok, who was in his 80s, had been unwell since last month, suffering from high blood pressure and tuberculosis, and slipped into a coma last week.
Ta Mok was in charge of the forces which destroyed the former royal capital Oudong in 1974, expelling civilians and killing officials and government soldiers.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/asia-pacific/5201770.stm   (543 words)

  
 Grandfather Mok: 'Pol Potism Par Excellence'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Ta Mok, the former Khmer Rouge military commander and Central Committee member who died on Friday, was one of the longest serving and most feared leaders of the regime.
Ta, or “Grandfather,” Mok served as secretary of the South­west Zone during the 1970s, and used an extended surd ideological­ly stringent family network to con­solidate power.
Ta Mok subsequently broke from his former leader and claimed con­trol of the Khmer Rouge.
www.genocidewatch.org /CambodiaGrandfatherMokPolPotismParExcellence24July2006.htm   (1138 words)

  
 ABC News: Ex-Khmer Rouge Chieftain Ta Mok Buried
Ta Mok, the last leader of the Khmer Rouge, died last Friday while in custody awaiting trial for crimes against humanity and genocide.
Ta Mok died Friday in a military hospital in Phnom Penh.
Ta Mok was widely seen as a participant in atrocities during the Khmer Rouge's 1975-79 rule, when the guerrilla group imposed a radical form of communism that left about 1.7 million people dead from starvation, disease, overwork or execution.
abcnews.go.com /International/wireStory?id=2227822   (315 words)

  
 Bangkok Post Breaking News
The death of Ta Mok, known as "The Butcher" for his alleged role in bloody purges during the Khmer Rouge's Democratic Kampuchea regime from 1975 to 1979, will come as a blow to the 56.3-million-dollar joint UN-Cambodian government's Extraordinary Chambers, set up to try a handful of the most senior Khmer Rouge leaders.
Ta Mok had remained in virtual solitary confinement in a military prison since his 1999 capture on the Thai border.
Ta Mok was transferred on June 29 to a military hospital where he slipped in and out of consciousness while undergoing treatment for a range of illnesses, including stomach and back pain, tuberculosis, respiratory difficulties and high blood pressure.
www.bangkokpost.com /breaking_news/breakingnews.php?id=110321   (397 words)

  
 CNN - Cambodia arrests last Khmer Rouge leader - March 6, 1999
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (CNN) -- The last leader of the Khmer Rouge -- the notorious, one-legged Ta Mok -- was arrested Saturday near Cambodia's northern border with Thailand, the Cambodian Army said.
Ta Mok, known as "The Butcher," was captured alone near the frontier and flown by helicopter to Phnom Penh, Defense Minister Gen. Tea Banh said.
But the group waged a guerrilla campaign for nearly 20 years after its ouster, and Ta Mok's troops were responsible for several massacres of ethnic Vietnamese during the 1990s.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/asiapcf/9903/06/cambodia.tamok/index.html   (617 words)

  
 Ta Mok honoured » 7DAYS General and Local News, Dubai, Abu Dhabi UAE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
With incense sticks and prayers of forgiveness, hundreds gathered in the former Khmer Rouge stronghold of Anlong Veng to welcome back Ta Mok, the rebel warlord who died on Friday in the capital Phnom Penh, where he had been jailed since 1999.
Ta Mok, who was 80, trained to be a teacher but took up the gun instead in the 1950s to battle French colonialism and quickly worked his way into the leadership of Cambodia’s communist revolution.
He later gained a reputation for his brutality, earning the nickname "The Butcher" for his role in some of the darkest episodes of the Khmer Rouge regime, during which he is thought to have been behind some of the worst violence that saw thousands die.
www.7days.ae /2006/07/23/ta-mok-honoured.html   (366 words)

  
 No Justice: Pol Pot ,Ta Mok and Stalin | The Baheyeldin Dynasty
Once recent example is Ta Mok of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge, known as "The Butcher".
Ta Mok was directly responsible for the death of tens of thousands of people.
All posted articles and comments are copyright by their owner, and reflect their own views and opinions, which may not necessarily be consistent with the views and opinions of the owners of the Baheyeldin.com.
baheyeldin.com /writings/philosophy/no-justice-pol-pot-ta-mok-and-stalin.html   (209 words)

  
 Death Saves Ta Mok from Justice | Imaging Our Mekong
BANGKOK (IPS) - The death of Ta Mok, 'The Butcher', from natural causes, in late July was a disappointment to many Cambodians who survived the unspeakable atrocities that he and other leaders of the genocidal Khmer Rouge perpetrated, but never paid for.
Ta Mok died Jul. 20 of poor health and respiratory complications.
His long list of enemies who were to be killed included intellectuals and people from cities, who were labelled ''parasites.'' The one-legged Ta Mok, who became the army chief in 1977, played a pivotal role in the Khmer Rouge policy of purging cities of their inhabitants, like Khieu and his family.
www.newsmekong.org /death_saves_ta_mok_from_justice   (1299 words)

  
 Ta Mok, Khmer Rouge Head Facing Genocide Trial, Dies - New York Times
Ta Mok had been in government custody since 1999 and faced trial for his role in the deaths of 1.7 million Cambodians from 1975 to 1979, when the Khmer Rouge ruled the country.
Ta Mok had been in and out of consciousness since last week at the military hospital in the capital, Phnom Penh, where he was being treated for high blood pressure, tuberculosis and respiratory complications, said the lawyer, Benson Samay.
After his capture, Ta Mok was held in a Phnom Penh military prison but was hospitalized in June, shortly before Cambodian judges and judges appointed by the United Nations were sworn in to form a tribunal to try former Khmer Rouge leaders on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity.
www.nytimes.com /2006/07/21/world/asia/21tamok.html?ex=1311134400&en=0da6d0adc2e3d046&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss   (878 words)

  
 Former Khmer Rouge chief Ta Mok dies at 80
Former Khmer Rouge leader Ta Mok, known as "The Butcher" for his extreme brutality, died Friday aged 80 before he could be put on trial for the genocide of up to two million Cambodians.
Ta Mok was taken to Phnom Penh military hospital last month and had reportedly been in and out of a coma.
Hours after his death, Ta Mok's body was taken to Anlong Veng, a remote northern Cambodian town near the Thai border that was the final refuge of the Khmer Rouge, for his funeral.
www.turkishpress.com /news.asp?id=134431   (742 words)

  
 Khmer Rouge military commander dies - Asia-Pacific - MSNBC.com
Ta Mok, who was born in 1926, according to available records, was suffering from high blood pressure, tuberculosis and respiratory complications.
Ta Mok briefly led the Khmer Rouge during its final days, and was one of two former senior officials of the movement in detention awaiting trial for crimes against humanity committed during a 1975-1979 reign of terror, when an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians died of starvation, overwork, diseases and execution.
Born into a peasant family in the southern province of Takeo, Ta Mok left the Buddhist monkhood at the age of 16 and joined the resistance against the French colonialists in the 1940s.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/13960996   (983 words)

  
 Ta Mok; Imprisoned Khmer Rouge Army Chief
Ta Mok, known as "The Butcher" for his brutality as military chief of the communist Khmer Rouge, died July 21 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, his lawyer said.
Ta Mok had been in and out of consciousness since last week at the military hospital in the capital, where he was being treated for high blood pressure, tuberculosis and respiratory complications, attorney Benson Samay said.
Ta Mok was a veteran revolutionary who operated much of the time as a regional warlord, and his ruthlessness earned him the nickname "The Butcher" in the Western press.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/20/AR2006072001993.html   (663 words)

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