This week, the Trial Chamber continued the trial segment on the Trapeang Thma Dam worksite (TTD) with testimony from four witnesses over four days of proceedings. Mr. Chet Yourk’s testimony continued from last week and concluded on the morning of 17 August. The Trial Chamber then heard the testimonies of Mr. Chhum Seng, Mr. Tak Boy, and Ms. Yi Laisov, who worked as a company chief, platoon chief, and guard, respectively, at TTD. Thus, most of the Parties’ questioning this week focused on the leadership at TTD and the Witnesses’ knowledge of arrests, disappearances, and executions. Questioning related to the treatment of former Lon Nol servicemen spurred objections on the scope of Case 002/02 and arguments concerning whether the Chamber’s prior ruling intended to include TTD as a crime site related to the alleged targeting of former soldiers. The Court also considered Tak Boy’s status as a Civil Party in Case 004 and discrepancies in Witness Yi Laisov’s testimony due to her memory problems.
KRT Trial Monitor No. 27 – Hearings on Evidence Week 24 (17-20 August 2015)