This week, the Chamber continued to hear the testimony of Civil Party Meas Saran, a nurse at Borei Keila’s medical triage unit prior to the fall of Phnom Penh who lost contact with his wife during the evacuation of the city. Following the conclusion of his testimony, the Chamber heard another Civil Party, Ms. Or Ry, whose family experienced two forced evacuations, initially from Phnom Penh to her native village in Kandal Province, and then again to Battambang Province. A third Civil Party, Mr. Chau Ny, testified on Friday and gave some insight on his experience as a Khmer Krom during the DK.
Procedural discussions took place over the use of leading questions, references by Nuon Chea’s defense team to scholarly work, questions irrelevant to the proceedings, and, more contentiously, whether or not Civil Parties may pose questions to the Accused during the statement of suffering. In an interesting turn of events, the Trial Chamber sought a direct comment from the Accused Khieu Samphan, even as his defense counsel, Ms. Anta Guissé, sought to speak in behalf of her client.
Read the report:
KRT Trial Monitor Issue No. Issue 44 – Hearing on Evidence Week 39 (22-23 November 2012).