25 Leaders Responsible For The Worst Genocides Ever Committed

From dictators to generals these are 25 leaders responsible for the worst genocides ever committed.

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Foday Sankoh

leaders responsible for terrible genocides

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.

24

Charles Taylor

leaders responsible for terrible genocides

In 2012 he was convicted in the Hague with 11 counts of crimes against humanity for helping the rebel groups of Sierra Leone.


23

Ho Chi Minh

leaders responsible for terrible genocides

This former Southern Vietnamese communist revolutionary leader imprisoned and executed over a quarter million of his own people.

22

Benito Mussolini

leaders responsible for terrible genocides

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.


21

Ante Pavelic

leaders responsible for terrible genocides

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.



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