Posted by: AIJI Trial Monitor | April 26, 2012

KRT Trial Monitor C002 – Issue 20 (23-26 Apr 2012)

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.

Read the report:

KRT Trial Monitor Issue No. 20 – Hearing on Evidence Week 15 (23-26 April 2012) corresponds with Facing Justice Episode 17

English – Khmer



  1. […] During the examination of Witnesses and Civil Parties, many objections were raised stemming on the unclear procedures in confronting the persons with documents.  While the Chamber allowed early in the proceedings for Witnesses to read their OCIJ statements prior to their testimony (Issue 6), some issues arose in terms of  whether it was allowed, and if it did, under which circumastances, to confront  persons who testified with documents authored by others or statements made by others. The rulings on this matter seemed not to be standardized and remained at the sole discretion of the Chamber. For few examples when this occured, see Issues 15, 16, 17, and 20. […]

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