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Ethnically The targets were Vietnamese, Chinese, Muslims, and Buddhist monks. People residing in urbanized areas and cities. Upper class. Religion Music Radio Foreign languages Wearing glasses Laughing Crying Expressions of affection Bans
Blue scarf for the people of the Eastern part of the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia.
The Khmer slogan: "To spare you is no profit, to destroy you is no loss". It made no difference to the Khmer Rouge whether they were dead or alive. Used various torture techniques for little to no reason
Under command of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. Socialist program to reconstruct the way Cambodia was. “Agrarian socialist philosophy"
Cities were raided and people relocated to communal farms. Most people were left to starve, dehydrate or work to death. International organizations offered aid but the government refused assistance.
The government attempted to suppress the communist and Vietnamese presence. People were given a blue scarf to wear in the eastern part of Cambodia.
The population was put to work as laborers in one federation of collective farms. Anyone in opposition was killed. Anyone refusing to leave their home, didn't go fast enough, or disobeyed were killed. Professional citizens (doctors, lawyers, teachers, politicians, etc) were killed. Army was killed. All monks and approximately 8,000 Christians were murdered
The campaign to end genocide supports an international tribunal to try the Khmer Rouge. Promotes U.S. signature and ratification of the treaty creating an international criminal court.