From 18 to 21 May 2015, the Trial Chamber completed the testimony of the last witness to testify in relation to Kraing Ta Chan Security Center (KTC), and it commenced the next segment of the proceedings in Case 002/02. The next segment, which covers the First January Dam Worksite in present-day Kampong Thom Province, relates to charges of crimes against humanity of enslavement, extermination, murder, and persecution on political and religious grounds, as well as other inhumane acts, through “attacks against human dignity,” enforced disappearances, and forced marriage. On Monday, Witness Vorng Sarun testified about her arrest and detention at KTC Security Center. From Tuesday to Thursday, Or Ho and Pech Sokha testified about their personal experiences living and working at the First January Dam Worksite. After several weeks of heated debate over the use of torture-tainted evidence in the proceedings, the Trial Chamber announced that it would hear oral arguments from all Parties on Monday 25 May, next week, and will subsequently issue a written decision on the matter.
KRT Trial Monitor No. 19 – Hearings on Evidence Week 16 (18-21 May 2015)