Suong Sikoeun, a former high-ranking official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), continued his testimony this week. He provided the Trial Chamber with details of his duties in Democratic Kampuchea and his interactions with MFA Minister, the Accused Ieng Sary. The Witness also testified on CPK practices relating to confessions and arrests of persons during DK.
On Tuesday, the Chamber suspended hearing Suong Sikoeun’s testimony in consideration of his frail health and called to stand a reserve witness, Mr. Ong Thong Hoeung, an intellectual educated in France who came home in the hopes of helping rebuild Cambodia after the fall of the Lon Nol regime. Ong Thong Hoeung provided information on Ieng Sary’s involvement in the repatriation of Cambodian intellectuals and testified on his personal experiences in various re-education centers during the DK.
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KRT Trial Monitor Issue No. 31 – Hearing on Evidence Week 26 (6-9 August 2012) corresponds with Facing Justice Episode 29.