From dictators to generals these are 25 leaders responsible for the worst genocides ever committed.
Last Updated on
The leader and founder of the Sierra Leone rebel group known as the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), Foday’s fighters used machetes to hack off the hands, feet, lips and ears of Sierra Leone’s civilians and raped thousands of girls and women.
In 2012 he was convicted in the Hague with 11 counts of crimes against humanity for helping the rebel groups of Sierra Leone.
Ho Chi Minh
This former Southern Vietnamese communist revolutionary leader imprisoned and executed over a quarter million of his own people.
Also known as Il Duce, he was one of the key figures in the establishment of fascism. He was well known for being fond of brutal battlefield tactics as well as heavy use of mustard gas and other chemical weapons.
A Croatian fascist leader during World War II, he pursued genocidal policies against ethnic and racial minorities, including but not limited to Serbs, Jews, Gypsies and anti-Fascist proponents.