Data Info
Record No
VPA- KT0002
Say Phorn
សាយ ភន
ភេទ: ស្រី
Date Of Birth
Birth Place
Trapeang Thmar village, Salavisay commune, Prasat Balangk district, Kampong Thom province
Current Address
Trapeang Thmar village, Salavisay commune, Prasat Balangk district, Kampong Thom province
Mode Participation
Request Protective Measures
Prefer form of Reparation
Depend on the judges
Crime Info
Main Crime Date
Main Crime Location
Killing of my father Three months after April 17, 1975, my father, Meas Say, approximately thirty nine years old, was arrested by an unknown security police at eight p.m. This incident took place when Pech, a village chief, called upon my father to attend a meeting held near our house, located in Khvakk village, Salavisay commune, Prasat Balangkdistrict, Kampong Thom province. Aside from my father, all the villagers who attended the meeting returned home. One villager told me that security police had arrested and killed [my father]. At about ten p.m., seeing my mother crying, I asked her, “Mother! Why are you crying?� She replied, “Your father has been taken to be killed.� About five days later, the villagers grew aware that approximately one hundred people had been killed in a single mass grave. After the Vietnamese troops came to liberate the country, I learned that my adopted father, my father’s closest friend, had met my father when he was about to be killed in Chma Mas village, Sambourur commune, Prsat Sambourur district. My father, forced to enlist in the army by Lon Nol soldiers, was killed when he returned home. I know neither who killed him nor how he was killed, except that he might have been hit on the back of his neck with a stick. Four or five days after the incident took place, my adopted father saw my father’s body and the wooden stick covered with blood.
Others Crime
Witnessing people taken to be killed In 1976, I saw a handful of security police walking with three or four “new people� families. The group of people consisted of husbands, wives, and children. In the evening, a village chief came to tell villagers not to go outside and walk around because the situation was unstable. About ten p.m., watching from my house, I saw security police walking prisoners whose hands were tied up behind their backs. I also saw one family—deported from Kampong Thom provincial town and placed in a house next to mine— being arrested. I do not know why the security police arrested that family. Five minutes after they walked past my house, I heard women screaming and sounds of a stick being used to beat people. A woman yelled, “Release! Release me!� I became aware that the woman screaming was Ly, my neighbor who had an abscess on her butt. I have no idea where they killed those people. The scream I heard was about one kilometer from Khmakk village, Salavisay commune, Prasat Balangk district.
Other Info
Date Completion of Form
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