Kang Kek Iew

1942 - 2020

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Kang Kek Iew, also spelled Kaing Guek Eav (Khmer: កាំង ហ្គេកអ៊ាវ, Kăng Hkék'iĕv [kaŋ geːk.ʔiəw]; 17 November 1942 – 2 September 2020), nom de guerre Comrade Duch (Khmer: មិត្តឌុច, Mĭtt Dŭch [mɨt ɗuc]) or Hang Pin, was a Cambodian convicted 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 467,431 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Kang Kek Iew is the 86th most popular extremist (up from 91st in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Cambodia (up from 19th in 2019) and the most popular Extremist.

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Among extremists, Kang Kek Iew ranks 86 out of 209Before him are Taha Yassin Ramadan, Oskar Gröning, Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova, Johann Rattenhuber, Armin Meiwes, and Gary Ridgway. After him are Anders Behring Breivik, Pedro López, Harold Shipman, Frank Nitti, Susan Atkins, and Wilhelm Voigt.

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Among people born in 1942, Kang Kek Iew ranks 128Before him are Jim Rogers, Carlos Monzón, Roger Ebert, David Bradley, Adil Abdul-Mahdi, and Isaac Hayes. After him are Mirjana Marković, Janusz Korwin-Mikke, Carole King, Fraser Stoddart, Milan Milutinović, and Frank Zane. Among people deceased in 2020, Kang Kek Iew ranks 91Before him are Manu Dibango, Jerry Stiller, Radomir Antić, Momčilo Krajišnik, Peter Green, and Mark Blum. After him are Ida Haendel, Bill Withers, Ernesto Cardenal, Kelly Preston, Stanley Ho, and Florian Schneider.

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In Cambodia

Among people born in Cambodia, Kang Kek Iew ranks 16 out of 35Before him are Norodom of Cambodia (1834), Sisowath Monivong (1875), Heng Samrin (1934), Suryavarman II (1095), Norodom Suramarit (1896), and Ta Mok (1926). After him are Ram Khamhaeng (1237), Sisowath of Cambodia (1840), Nuon Chea (1926), Ang Duong (1796), Ieng Thirith (1932), and Yasovarman I (900).

Among EXTREMISTS In Cambodia

Among extremists born in Cambodia, Kang Kek Iew ranks 1