The Civil Party was a monk in Kampot who was forcibly decapitated by the revolutionary militia in 1971 when he was 15 years old.
He was part of the division that occupied Phnom Penh. He described women who greeted them with flowers as they entered the city, but said some soldiers beat them. That threw away the flowers. He and other soldiers were told that Lon Nol would be killed. He had friends and relatives who were Lon Nol soldiers. He found them and told them to take off their uniforms and lie if asked who they were.
He was in the Navy but was later arrested and put to hard work because they thought he was an enemy spy. He remembers seeing Nuon Chea and Ta Mok together while filming a video about the fighting between China and Japan.