Posted by: AIJI Trial Monitor | October 10, 2012

KRT Trial Monitor C002 – Issue 39 (8-10 October 2012)

In honor of the Pchum Ben festival, the Chamber held sessions on only three days this week. Monday and Tuesday were devoted to continued questioning of the Witness, Meas Voeun, a soldier and later Deputy Division Commander during the Democratic Kampuchea. In addition to the sections of the Closing Order relevant to Segment Three of Case 002/1 that were read out the previous week, on Tuesday afternoon, the Chamber instructed the Greffier to read out paragraphs pertaining to the Toul Po Chrey Execution Center. At the end of the week, the Prosecution began to introduce documents relating to Segment Three.

Throughout the three days of proceedings this week, the Chamber also took time to address a number of legal and procedural issues that arose, including: (a) the use of documents obtained by torture, (b) the procedure on the “removal” of statements from the OCIJ’s written record, (c) questioning without referring to documents or previous statements, (d) the reliability of written records of OCIJ Interviews, and (e) questions that tend to lead the Witness. Additionally, Nuon Chea was given the opportunity to speak in court, in order to address portions of the Closing Order that have been read out by the Chamber.

Read the report:

KRT Trial Monitor Issue No. Issue 39 – Hearing on Evidence Week 34 (8-10 October 2012).

English – Khmer



  1. […] would play a hand in the Chamber’s determination of its probative value (see Issues 27, 35 and 39).  There were also multiple occasions of debate regarding whether questions were repetitive or […]

  2. […] Despite initially assuring the Chamber of his willingness to testify, Khieu Samphan later clarified that he was not prepared to answer questions regarding the historical background of the Khmer Rouge regime. Throughout Case 002/01, Khieu Samphan responded to questions posed by Civil Parties on a number of occasions, but expressed a preference to testify at the conclusion of the hearing once all the evidence had been presented.[5] However, on 9 July 2013, Khieu Samphan informed the Court that he had decided to exercise his right to remain silent, citing violations of his right to a fair trial. See KRT Monitor Issue 8, Issue 44, Issue 39. […]

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