Obituary: Nuon Chea, Cambodia’s unrepentant perpetrator of genocide

While Pol Pot has gone down in history alongside Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin and Mao Zedong as one of the most murderous leaders of the 20th Century, his right-hand man is less known.

But Nuon Chea, the mysterious “Brother Number Two” of the Khmer Rouge ultra-communists, was just as vital a cog within the regime’s killing machine that wiped out up to two million Cambodians.

He was perhaps even more instrumental.

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