The Trial Chamber heard the testimonies of two witnesses, Mr. Yun Kim and Mr. Khiev Neou, this week. Unlike previous witnesses who were examined only on the current trial segment, both witnesses testified on all allegations in the Case 002 Closing Order within their knowledge.
Yun Kim, a commune chief in Democratic Kampuchea, testified on cooperatives and worksites, the DK administrative structure and communication structure, and events in his commune and district. While detailed and realistic, his narration came from a perspective colored by his recollection of his own participation in the DK regime. The next witness, Khiev Neou, a former monk who joined the DK regime, testified mainly on the disrobing of monks after the “liberation” of Phnom Penh on 17 April 1975, his experiences as commercial transport section chief for the Southwest Zone under Ta Mok, and his brief interactions with Khieu Samphan.
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KRT Trial Monitor Issue No. 27 – Hearing on Evidence Week 22 (19-21 June 2012) corresponds with Facing Justice Episode 25