This week the Trial Chamber began by hearing two witnesses, Mr. Cheal Choeun and 2-TCW-1037, on purges in the Northwest Zone. In addition to information on purges, 2-TCW-1037 was able to provide testimony on the regulation of marriage and treatment of the ethnic Vietnamese and Cham populations. On Tuesday afternoon the Court began hearing the Expert Witness for the next segment on the nature of armed conflict. Australian academic Mr. Stephen Morris testified about what he called “Vietnamese imperial ambitions,” and the “paranoia” and “irrationality” of the Democratic Kampuchea (DK) regime. On Thursday afternoon Civil Party Preap Sokhoeun began her testimony on the regulation of marriage, telling the court about being forced to marry a man who then raped her. Like last week, a number of objections were raised about questions pertaining to topics seen as falling outside the scope of Case 002/02.
KRT Trial Monitor No. 70 – Hearings on Evidence Week 67 (17-20 October 2016)