Washington, Oct 28 : Angelina Jolie has unknowingly purchased a plot of land in Cambodia from a former official of the Khmer Rouge, the communist party that committed mass murders in the country in the 1970s.
According to Global Post, Jolie's associate Mounh Sarath purchased 225 acres for approximately 25,000 dollars from a man named Yim Tith in 2003.
The land was to be utilised by Jolie for housing her staff and other purposes, including a ranger station and an educational centre for the locals.
Yim Tith, who has been charged with crimes against humanity, had control over an area of Cambodia where 600,000 died as a result of the Khmer Rouge misrule, Fox News reported.
It is not sure whether the actress knew of the crimes when she purchased the land, but the paper said it was hard to believe that the actress was unaware, given the amount of time she devotes to Cambodia. (ANI)