After a three-week break, the Trial Chamber reconvened and heard the testimony of Professor David Chandler, an eminent scholar of Cambodian history, particularly on the Khmer Rouge regime. He was first summoned by the Chamber as an expert witness in Case 001, and testified at length on the rationale of the establishment and the daily management of the notorious S-21 prison. In the present case, the Chamber once again solicited his expert opinion to provide enlightenment on various topics relevant to Case 002/01.
Due to the late start of the proceedings this week, the Chamber announced a Friday hearing, despite an objection from Ieng Sary’s international counsel, Mr. Michael Karnavas. The three days of proceedings was sufficient to conclude Chandler’s examination by the Bench, the OCP, and the Civil Party counsels. The hearing will resume on Monday, 23 July 2012, with questions from the Defense Teams.
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KRT Trial Monitor Issue No. 28 – Hearing on Evidence Week 23 (18-20 July 2012) corresponds with Facing Justice Episode 26.