This week, the Chamber began by hearing the testimony of Khiev En, who was attached to the Ministry of Propaganda and Education. A transition was then made to Segment Three of Case 002/1, with the Chamber devoting time to read out excerpts from the Closing Order relating to military structure and population movement. The Chamber then called former military officer, Meas Voeun, to the stand.
Accused Ieng Sary, having waived his right to be present during the hearing of the testimonies of Khiev En and Meas Voeun, continued to be absent from proceedings throughout week. In light of the health condition of Ieng Sary, on Tuesday afternoon, the Chamber invited oral submissions from Parties on how trial is to proceed at the ECCC. Other issues on trial management arose, with the Chamber exerting considerable effort to ensure that the proceedings were expeditious and smooth, while the Nuon Chea Defense sought to protect the rights of their client with equal dedication.
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KRT Trial Monitor Issue No. Issue 38 – Hearing on Evidence Week 33 (1-4 October 2012) corresponds with Facing Justice Episode 36.