The Civil Party was a monk in Kampot province who was forcibly defrocked by the militia group of “Revolutionary Angkar” in 1971, when he was 15. He was part of the division that seized Phnom Penh. He described women greeting them with flowers upon entering the city, but said some soldiers beat up those women and threw the flowers away. He and the other soldiers were told that Lon Nol soldiers would be killed. He had friends and siblings who were Lon Nol soldiers. He found them and told them to take off their uniforms and lie if they were asked about who they were. He was in the navy but was later arrested and put to hard labour because they thought he was an enemy spy. He remembers seeing Nuon Chea and Ta Mok together while filming a video about fighting between China and Japan.