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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20

Yahya Khan

leaders responsible for terrible genocides

Considered among the least popular leaders of Pakistan, Yahya was a four-star general whose reign led Pakistan into a state of disarray. In his first nationwide address, he imposed martial law and declared a massive war against Bangladesh, where over a quarter million people were killed.

19

Idi Amin

leaders responsible for terrible genocides

The third President of Uganda, Idi Admin Dada held the rank of Major General in the post-colonial Ugandan Army. His rule was characterized by human rights abuse, extrajudicial killings and ethic persecution.


18

Mullah Omar

leaders responsible for terrible genocides

As the spiritual leader of the Taliban he sheltered Osama bin Laden and led the insurgency in Afghanistan. Since then he has been wanted by numerous government agencies.

17

Jonas Savimbi

leaders responsible for terrible genocides

This Angolan political and military leader waged a guerilla war against Portuguese colonial rule. He was also responsible for several other brutal conflicts that engulfed the region.


16

Tōjō Hideki

leaders responsible for terrible genocides

The leader of Japan for most of World War II, he was one of Japan’s most militaristic and brutal leaders in recent history. Although he tried to commit suicide after the war, he failed and was then sentenced to death by hanging for crimes against humanity.

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