This week the Trial Chamber continued hearing witnesses on the trial segment relevant to the S-21 Security Center. Prak Khan was the first witness to appear this week, and concluded testimony he commenced last week about his role first as a guard and interrogator at S-21. Next, Witness Mak Thim testified about his time as a teenage medic at S-21. He described prison conditions, the medical treatment available and the treatment of female prisoners. Witness Him Huy was the last witness to appear and provided testimony about his role at S-21 and Choeung Ek. Him Huy has been identified by other witnesses in Case 002/02 as a senior guard at S-21, although this week denied he held a position of significant responsibility. Testimony from all three of this weeks’ witnesses featured in Case 001, and all three appeared with the assistance of duty counsel. In addition to hearing testimony from three witnesses, the Trial Chamber also dealt with a request for an adjournment of proceedings ahead of the final two witnesses in the S-21 segment, and legal issues related to torture-tainted evidence and a Witness’s right against self-incrimination.
KRT Trial Monitor No. 53 – Hearings on Evidence Week 50 (2-5 May 2016)