The Violation Of Human Rights In Cambodia

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Register to read the introduction… During this time, Pol Pot and the Khemer Rough took control of Cambodia. In the time of his rule, Pol Pot attempted to create an agrarian society. The Khemer Rouge also killed many Cambodians by using forced labor, and drove people from the cities and settled them in the country. Countless families were torn apart and educational and religious practices were forbidden. Numerous bodies were deposited in mass graves called the “killing fields” from 1975 to 1978, between one and three million Cambodians out of a total population of seven million were killed by the Khemer Rouge. This went against Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and …show more content…
Deng Xiaoping introduced the four Modernizations in the 1970’s, which gave more political freedom to citizens. Although these freedoms were granted, some Chinese wanted more freedom. On June 4, 1989, Chinese students held a peaceful demonstration in the Tiananmen Square for greater personal freedoms. When the students refused to “clear out” tanks rolled through Tiananmen Square, shooting at the heads and chests of the poor helpless students. Newspapers such as the San Francisco Chronicle gave information on the rights violations in China. It also stated how students felt it was worth sacrificing their lives for the sake of progress and democracy in China. The Chinese government has since made very little changes in the amount of freedom it allows. [Document 5]
     Human rights abuses have continued in the post-World War II era. These violations have occurred in South Africa, Cambodia, and China, as well as other nations. In the time of this era, the United Nations, NATO, and Amnesty International have made efforts to eradicate human rights violations. As a result of their efforts, the public is now more aware of their surroundings and can further aid in ending human rights

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