This week the Trial Chamber continued to hear testimony from those who worked at the S-21 Security Center in Phnom Penh during the Democratic Kampuchea (DK) regime. First, Witness Toy Teng, whose appearance and voice was distorted under protective measures, completed his testimony from last week about his work as a guard at S-21 and Choeung Ek. Witness Lach Mean provided testimony about his role as an interrogator at S-21, and finally Witness Prak Khan testified about interrogations and torture he took part in while working at S-21. On Wednesday morning Nuon Chea broke his silence to provide testimony about Vietnamese expansionism during the DK period; the first time he has broken his silence other than to question Expert Witnesses. This week the Trial Chamber also dealt with the issue of evidence obtained under torture and also discussed the legal definition of torture and translation issues.
KRT Trial Monitor No. 52 – Hearings on Evidence Week 49 (25-28 April 2016)