This week, the Trial Chamber heard testimonies from three Civil Parties and two witnesses. The testimonies mainly focused on experiences during the evacuation of Phnom Penh, as well as the tough conditions immediately following the first evacuation. The testimonies also touched on the treatment of Lon Nol soldiers and hospital patients during the first evacuation.
The Chamber heard legal arguments and issued two important rulings this week: First, the Court ruled that Civil Parties may state the suffering they endured during the entire Democratic Kampuchea regime, instead of having Civil Parties limit their statements to those relevant to events covered in Trial One of Case 002. Second, the Chamber ruled that Parties may not question witnesses based on expert witness analysis, if that expert has yet to appear before the Court.
Read the report:
KRT Trial Monitor Issue No. Issue 41 – Hearing on Evidence Week 36 (22-25 October 2012).