This week the Trial Chamber heard from one expert and one Civil Party on the regulation of marriage and heard one new witness on S-21 Security Center. First, Ms. Kasumi Nakagawa testified as an expert over the course of two days on the regulation of marriage and sexual and gender-based violence in Cambodia before, during and after the Democratic Kampuchea (DK) period. On Wednesday, the Trial Chamber returned to the segment on security centers and internal purges and heard testimony of Witness Nim Oem, called by the Nuon Chea Defense. Nim Oem worked as the chief of the photography unit at S-21 and was able to explain the procedure that existed for photographing prisoners. Finally, Civil Party Mom Vun testified about her experience of being gang-raped prior to an arranged marriage which she was then forced to consummate at gun point. Objections were made this week related to new disclosures of documents from Cases 003 and 004, as well as the proposal by the Trial Chamber to call a new witness in the upcoming segment on the nature of armed conflict.
KRT Trial Monitor No. 67 – Hearings on Evidence Week 64 (13-16 September 2016)