The Chamber continued to hear from survivors this week, with five Civil Parties testifying to alleged atrocities committed at S-21 and Prey Sar. Unlike last week, however, there appeared to be several inconsistencies in their statements, thus placing a question mark over their credibility as witnesses. In addition, four out of five of the Civil Parties who testified admitted that they could not definitively conclude that they were S-21 detainees: instead, they stated that they had relied on overhearing guards’ conversations to ascertain where they were at the time. The Accused Person repeatedly expressed sympathy toward them, but refused to accept that they had been detained at the security center.
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KRT Trial Monitor C001 Issue No. 12 – Hearing on Evidence (Week Ending 9 July 2009) corresponds with Duch on Trial Episode 11
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