After the suspension of Monday’s hearing caused by Ieng Sary’s poor health, trial resumed on Tuesday with the conclusion of the testimony of Mr. Ong Thong Hoeung, an intellectual who returned to Cambodia during DK and found himself performing manual labor in re-education camps to “refashion” himself. Next, the Chamber called Mr. Suong Sikoeun, the director of information and propaganda of the Minister of Foreign Affairs (MFA), to resume his testimony. Suong Sikoeun expounded on the MFA, FUNK and GRUNK, and Pol Pot’s role in DK. Giving due consideration to his frail health, the Trial Chamber limited his examination to half-day sessions. To manage the time efficiently, reserve witness Ms. Sa Siek (TCW-609), a cadre who worked at the Ministry of Propaganda during the regime, commenced her testimony. Sa Siek focused on the evacuation of Phnom Penh, the structure of the Ministry of Propaganda, and DK radio broadcasts.
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KRT Trial Monitor Issue No. Issue 32 – Hearing on Evidence Week 27 (13-16 August 2012) corresponds with Facing Justice Episode 30.