This week the Trial Chamber reconvened after a three-week recess, continuing the sub-segment on internal purges. Beginning on Tuesday 26 July, Witness 2-TCW-1005 testified under a pseudonym about his role as a messenger in Sector 13 and later in Sector 505 in Kratie, as well as his knowledge of purges and the regulation of marriage in those areas. On Thursday morning, Parties concluded the questioning of 2-TCW-1005 and Expert Witness Mr. Henri Locard began his testimony before the Trial Chamber. Mr. Locard is a French academic who first came to Cambodia in 1964 and has studied the Democratic Kampuchea (DK) period extensively, publishing a number of books and papers on Cambodian history. This week, he gave expert testimony on DK security centers, but also about broader CPK ideology based on his study of KR slogans. Mr. Locard will conclude his testimony next week.
KRT Trial Monitor No. 60 – Hearings on Evidence Week 57 (26-29 July 2016)