This week, the Trial Chamber heard the testimony of Mr. Saloth Ban, former Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Democratic Kampuchea. The OCP, Civil Party Lawyers, the Chamber, and the Ieng Sary Defense questioned the Witness
Saloth Ban was asked questions regarding his background, his relationship with Pol Pot, his familiarity with other Khmer Rouge leaders, and how decisions were made in the Communist Party of Kampuchea. The questions particularly focused on the roles and responsibilities of Accused Ieng Sary concerning the arrest and detention of returning Cambodian intellectuals and MFA personnel. The Witness also testified regarding the administration, communication, and decision-making structures of MFA. He gave testimony regarding Office 870, Boeung Trabek, and Chraing Chamres, an alleged Animal Husbandry and Food Production Office.
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KRT Trial Monitor Issue No. 20 – Hearing on Evidence Week 15 (23-26 April 2012) corresponds with Facing Justice Episode 17
English – Khmer
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