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David Wilson, Jean-Michel Briquet and Mark Slater were kidnapped on a train trip in Cambodia / Kampot-route by Khmer Rouge. The commando was led by KR General Chouk Rin / Chamcar Bei. The hostage crisis lasted for 3 month; the three westerners were executed between sept 4 and 23 of 1994 by the Khmer Rouge. One of the poorest villages in mountainous South-East Cambodia, Chamcar Bei´s only call to fame is the guerilla warfare of its former Khmer Rouge inhabitants, who gave up fighting only in 1994. Because of this Chamcar Bei is somewhat ostracized and considered a "dangerous zone" by other Cambodians. After almost three decades of war, genocide and famine, Chamcar Bei ranks today among the lowest on health and poverty indexes.