LOOKING FOR A NEPHEW
To Youk Chhang,
Director of Searching for the Truth Center
Please search for
my nephew named Sa Son, called Samnang (and Kong within our family).
Sa Son was born in
Ta Lea Village, Svay Rieng Commune, Svay Rieng District (Ta Toeu Subdistrict,
Kampong Ro District), Svay Rieng Province. He was born in the year of the
rooster. Today, he would be about
57 years old. His father’s name was Sa Son; he was a former Khmer Rouge soldier
during the Sangkum Reastr Niyum (Popular Socialist Community) who lived in Ach
Romeas District (Rhino Dunk), Kampong Chhnang Province before the Pol Pot
regime. When Pol Pot took power, the entire family disappeared. Sa Son’s mother
was Am Sok, head of the household. During the 1960s, Sa Son studied in France
for four years (I do not know where).
In the early
1970s, Sa Son came back to Kampuchea. In 1973(?), he returned to France to study
again. However, the French government sent him back after three or four months;
I do not know why. After that, he taught at a school in Phnom Penh (again, I do
not know which school). After only a few months, he was arrested by the Lon Nol
government for having links to the murder of Mr. Keo Sankim and Mr. Tach Chea.
Next (still during the Lon Nol regime), he was imprisoned in Prey Sar District.
After liberation day in 1975, the Khmer Rouge organization appointed him to work
in Prek Po, on the eastern side of Chroy Changva Bridge. Around 1978, the
organization asked him and his family to come to Phnom Penh, where they have not
been heard of since.
As I asked above,
please try to search for him and let us know of your findings.
Please accept my
highest respect. (Tel: 016 859 358)
Am Lon, Ta Lea
Village, Svay Toeu Subdistrict, Kampong Ro District, Svay Rieng Province