The 42nd Episode of Facing Justice covers the last week of the Closing Statements. Aside from Khieu Samphan’s Defense Team Closing Statements, as well as the Civil Party’s and Prosecution’s final rebuttals, this episode also covers the final statements of the Accused and their counsels. This includes Nuon Chea’s statement that the crimes during Democratic Kampuchea were committed by incompetent or traitorous cadres as well as his apology to the Cambodian people as he held himself “morally responsible”. Also in this episode is Khieu Samphan stating his position that he had no intent to cause suffering to the Cambodian people and that he held no decision making position during Democratic Kampuchea.
Episode 43 was on air yesterday at 1.30 pm on CTN. If you did not catch it please watch the rerun on Friday at 15.30 on CTN. In this last episode until the judgement for Case 002/01 is passed, you can see the public reaction and discussion on the Closing Statements.
Facing Justice is produced by the cooperation between Asian International Justice Initiative (AIJI)-a collaborative effort of East West Centre (EWC) and the War Crimes Studies Centre (WCSC) – Khmer Mekong and film (KMF). Its production is made possible by the generous support of USAID.