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Warrant for the Arrest of Pol Pot and Ieng Sary

Referring to a decree dated 15 July 1979 for setting up the court based in Phnom

Penh for the genocide trial of Pol Pot and Ieng Sary.

A legislation number 2, dated 25 July 1979, was decided to start the investigation

into Pol Pot and Ieng Sary who have committed genocide as spelt out in articles one

and two of this decree.

The accused are:

1. Pol Pot, called Saloth Sar, was born in 1925 in Preah Lian village. Former Prime

Minister of the Cambodian government. His wife Khieu Ponnary has now escaped.

2. Ieng Sary, born in 1925 in Pha Lak village, Chau Than district Keo Long province,

Vietnam. Former Deputy Prime Minister, in charge of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

His wife Khieu Thiridh has now escaped.

Therefore, Phnom Penh Municipal Court should release a warrant for the arrest of

both the accused.

All people have the right to arrest Pol Pot and Ieng Sary, And bring the accused

to security organizations or other authorities.

The government will give a high reward to any people who have captured the accused,

but if anyone hides the accused they must be held accountable to the law.
An original page from the transcript of the 1979 trial of Pol Pot and Ieng




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