Proceedings this week centered on hearing the testimony of 3 former staff members of S-21, namely, Ms Nam Mun, Mr Mam Nay and Mr Him Huy. In essence, their testimony provided insight into the functioning of S-21 and executions at Choeng Ek. Duch appeared to acknowledge that both Mr Mam Nay and Mr Him Huy were former members of the S-21 Interrogation Unit and Defense Unit respectively. However, he categorically denied that Ms Nam Mun, who is also a Civil Party to the proceedings, had ever been enlisted as a medic at the security office. Duch’s personal role in the execution of detainees also emerged from the witnesses’ accounts, although both the Chamber and Defense Counsel called into question the credibility of their allegations. Whilst both Ms Nam Mun and Mr Him Huy were forthcoming in illuminating their alleged experiences at S-21, Mr Mam Nay asserted a more guarded stance when responding to questions and repeatedly invoked his right to remain silent.
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KRT Trial Monitor C001 Issue No. 13 – Hearing on Evidence (Week Ending 16 July 2009) corresponds with Duch on Trial Episode 12