Ieng Thirith

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Birthday
10, 1932
Birthplace
Cambodia
Death Date
Aug 22, 2015 (83)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
10, 1932
Birthplace
Cambodia
Death Date
Aug 22, 2015 (83)

About

Gained fame as the wife of aKhmer Rouge co-founder, Ieng Sary, who was minister of foreign affairs of Democratic Kampuchea's Khmer Rouge regime. She and her husband were arrested on suspicion of genocide and crimes against humanity in 2007.

Before Fame

She studied at the Sorbonne in France and became the first Cambodian to earn a degree in English literature.

Trivia

She was declared unfit to stand trial due to her Alzheimer's disease.

Family Life

She, her sister Khieu Ponnary, her brother in-law Pol Pot and, her husband were known as Cambodia's Gang of Four.

Associated With

Her sister married former Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot.