This week the Trial Chamber continued to hear testimony related to the regulation of marriage during Democratic Kampuchea (DK). The Chamber first heard from Civil Party Mr. Seng Soeun, who arranged group wedding ceremonies for handicapped soldiers with women from Kampot pepper plantations. On Tuesday afternoon, Civil Party Ms. Chea Dieb testified about a policy, announced by Khieu Samphan at a meeting she attended in Phnom Penh, that everyone over the age of 19 working at a ministry should be married. Finally, Witness Ms. Phan Van, a former member of the Ministry of Commerce, testified about her own experience of marriage while based near Tuol Tom Pong Market, as well as her knowledge of arrests of people connected to the North Zone. At the end of the week the Trial Chamber held a lengthy debate on the appearance of a demographic expert 2-TCE-93, who was originally proposed by both the OCP and Nuon Chea Defense Team.
KRT Trial Monitor No. 65 – Hearings on Evidence Week 62 (19 August – 1 September 2016)