Kang Kek Iew

1942 - 2020

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Kang Kek Iew or Kaing Kek Iev, also romanized as Kaing Guek Eav (Khmer: កាំង ហ្គេកអ៊ាវ), nom de guerre Comrade Duch or Deuch (មិត្តឌុច); or Hang Pin, (17 November 1942 – 2 September 2020) was a convicted Cambodian war criminal and leader in the Khmer Rouge movement, which ruled Democratic Kampuchea from 1975 to 1979. As the head of the government's internal security branch (Santebal), he oversaw the Tuol Sleng (S-21) prison camp where thousands were held for interrogation and torture, after which the vast majority of these prisoners were eventually executed. He was the first Khmer Rouge leader to be tried by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia for the crimes of the Khmer Rouge regime, and was convicted of crimes against humanity, murder, and torture for his role during the Khmer Rouge rule of Cambodia and sentenced to 30 years' imprisonment. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kang Kek Iew has received more than 340,355 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Kang Kek Iew is the 90th most popular extremist (down from 65th in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Cambodia (down from 15th in 2019) and the most popular Cambodian Extremist.

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  • 26

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  • 6.44

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  • 2.55

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Among extremists, Kang Kek Iew ranks 90 out of 205. Before him are Luciano Leggio, Taha Yassin Ramadan, Jacques Mesrine, Armin Meiwes, Delphine LaLaurie, and Robert Hansen. After him are Joachim Kroll, Gary Ridgway, Pedro López, Michel Fourniret, Sirhan Sirhan, and Horst Mahler.

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Among people born in 1942, Kang Kek Iew ranks 137Before him are Koji Funamoto, Karen Uhlenbeck, Mirjana Marković, Vladimir Bukovsky, Linda Evans, and Vasily Alekseyev. After him are Andy Summers, Milan Milutinović, Robert Ballard, Christine Keeler, Michael Jackson, and David Bradley. Among people deceased in 2020, Kang Kek Iew ranks 145Before him are Suzy Delair, Lynn Cohen, Ernesto Brambilla, Zeev Sternhell, José Bonaparte, and Chuck Yeager. After him are Joachim Yhombi-Opango, Mamadou Tandja, Shin Kyuk-ho, Eddie Van Halen, Wilford Brimley, and Irinej, Serbian Patriarch.

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In Cambodia

Among people born in Cambodia, Kang Kek Iew ranks 19 out of 32. Before him are Sisowath Monivong (1875), Ram Khamhaeng (1237), Norodom Suramarit (1896), Sisowath of Cambodia (1840), Ang Duong (1796), and Haing S. Ngor (1940). After him are Jayavarman II (800), Yasovarman I (900), Norodom Ranariddh (1944), Ieng Thirith (1932), Si Inthrathit (1188), and Khuang Aphaiwong (1902).

Among EXTREMISTS In Cambodia

Among extremists born in Cambodia, Kang Kek Iew ranks 1