This week the Trial Chamber heard from two Civil Parties on the regulation of marriage and two witnesses on internal purges. On Monday this week, Ms. Sa Lay Hieng testified via video-link from Pailin Province about her experience refusing two marriage proposals and agreeing out of fear to a third proposal during Democratic Kampuchea (DK). On Tuesday morning, the testimony of Civil Party Ms Mom Vun who began her testimony last week concluded with questions from the Defense teams. On Tuesday afternoon, proceedings shifted back to the purge segment, with Witness Mr. Sem Am providing evidence about purges within Division 310, including the arrests of Oeun and North Zone Secretary Koy Thuon. Finally this week the Chamber heard from 2-TCW-1036, who testified under a protective pseudonym, about his work for Northwest Zone Secretary Ruos Nhim and his subsequent arrest in 1977. Parties also debated a number of legal issues this week including the scope of Case 002/02 and the use of torture-tainted evidence. At the end of the week the Chamber adjourned until Tuesday 4 October to mark the annual Cambodian holiday of Pchum Ben.
KRT Trial Monitor No. 68 – Hearings on Evidence Week 65 (19-22 September 2016)