After abbreviated proceedings last week due to Ieng Sary’s illness, trial was back in full swing this week with testimonies from two witnesses. The first, TCW 487, Mr. Ny Kan, finally appeared before the Trial Chamber and started his testimony on Monday morning after waiting in the holding room last week. Ny Kan is a former cadre and the brother of KR leader Son Sen He testified on his experience as a propagandist of the revolution, the administration and communication structures in the West Zone, the “liberation” of Phnom Penh on 17 April 1975, and work at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).
With Ny Kan’s testimony finishing earlier than anticipated, the next witness, Mr. Sar Kimlomouth, was called to the stand on Wednesday afternoon for the Prosecution’s examination. From his testimony, Sar Kimlomouth, a banker in DK, contributed to the CPK movement in the 1960s and was part of the masses evacuated from Phnom Penh on 17 April 1975. After a year in a cooperative, Angkar reportedly appointed him to serve as the deputy director of the State Bank. His position allowed him insights on commercial matters during the regime. His testimony will continue next week with more questions from the Prosecution.
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KRT Trial Monitor Issue No. 24 – Hearing on Evidence Week 19 (28-31 May 2012) corresponds with Facing Justice Episode 2