This week the Trial Chamber concluded hearing Witness Kaing Guek Eav, alias Duch, who has appeared over the course of four weeks. Duch finished testifying on Monday morning, facing final questions from the Defense Team for Nuon Chea on blood-drawing and medical experiments at S-21 Security Center. Before moving on to begin the next sub-section of the trial on internal purges, the Trial Chamber then heard oral responses to a request from the Defense Team for Khieu Samphan for clarification over the scope of the upcoming segment, and whether a scheduled Civil Party would testify to facts that were within the scope of that segment. The Trial Chamber adjourned early on Monday to deliberate, and reconvened on Tuesday by which time they had agreed to hear the concerned Civil Party, Chhun Samorn. Chhun Samorn was a combatant in Sector 23 in the East Zone during the purges in that region. On Wednesday and Thursday Witness Meas Soeurn testified; he is the son of the former Deputy Chief of the East Zone who disappeared shortly before the end of the Democratic Kampuchea (DK) regime. All Parties were granted additional time to question Meas Soeurn as he was the only witness scheduled to testify on the East Zone purges.
KRT Trial Monitor No. 59 – Hearings on Evidence Week 56 (27-30 June 2016)