The Trial Chamber reconvened briefly on Monday this week after a fortnight’s break for the King’s Birthday holiday and a week-long adjournment to allow parties more time to prepare for upcoming witnesses. Although Witness 2-TCW-816 was originally scheduled to testify on Monday, no witnesses were heard this week at all following the Trial Chamber’s decision to adjourn the proceedings until 2 June 2016. The decision was made in response to the Nuon Chea’s request to reconsider his written request for a four-week adjournment to allow his team additional time to prepare for the examination of the remaining S-21 witnesses. During the morning session on Monday the Chamber also considered a request by the Co-Prosecutors to admit new documents into evidence in Case 002/02. When hearings resume on Thursday 2 June 2016, the Trial Chamber will hear from Witness 2-TCW-816 over three days, followed by Kaing Guek Eav, alias Duch, over nine days.
KRT Trial Monitor No. 54 – Hearings on Evidence Week 51 (23 May 2016)