Added on: 29th Jun 2015
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.
HAJI MUHAMMAD SUHARTO
The second President of Indonesia, Suharto established a strong,
centralized and military-dominated government during his rule.
His presidency resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths following
Indonesia’s invasion and occupation of East Timor. He was tried many
times on charges of genocide.
JOSIP BROZ TITO
In spite of numerous awards from various countries, Tito was
responsible for several ethnic cleansings including mass executions
of the German population following World War II.
The fifth President of Iraq, Saddam Hussein was a leading member
of the revolutionary Arab Socialt Ba’ath Party and Baghdad-based
Ba’ath Party and was globally known for the brutality of his dictatorship.
Although he initially plead guilty to numerous charges of genocide,
this Rwandan dictator later blamed the army for “forcing him to do it”.
This soviet leader was responsible for a purge of nearly 100,000
Moldovans. Other purges he was associated with included Volga
Germans, Greeks, Cossacks, Armenians and Poles.
This Nigerian warlord managed to starve tens of thousands of his own
people due to his military blockades.
Long before the brutal Rwandan Genocide of the 90s, Michel Micombero,
a member of the Tutsi ethnicity, implemented a program of ethnic
cleansing that killed hundreds of thousands of Hutus. 40 years later
the mass executions would be re-implemented, this time by
the Hutu majority.