[ pol-pot ]
/ ˈpɒl ˈpɒt /
Saloth Sar, 1928–98, Cambodian Khmer Rouge leader and political figure: prime minister of the Democratic Republic of Kampuchea, 1976–79.
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British Dictionary definitions for Pol Pot
/ (ˈpɒl ˈpɒt) /
original name Kompong Thom. 1925–98, Cambodian Communist statesman; prime minister of Kampuchea (1976; 1977–79); his policies led to the deaths of thousands in labour camps before he was overthrown by Vietnamese forces; in 1997 his former supporters in the Khmer Rouge captured him and claimed to have tried and sentenced him to life imprisonment
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