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A civil party at the Khmer Rouge tribunal was ultimately reclassified as a factual witness yesterday after judges decided his testimony – as one of the only survivors of the Ang Roka prison – was of particular importance.

Tak Sann (left) attends the hearing on civil party suffering at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia
Thu, 2 April 2015

Witness was ‘buried up to neck’ under KR

A Khmer Rouge tribunal civil party yesterday recalled being tortured twice under the Pol Pot regime, with cadres once burying her up to her neck as punishment for trying to escape from her children’s work unit to see her parents.

Wed, 1 April 2015

Dudman hears Pol Pot interview at KRT

The voice of Pol Pot yesterday filled the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, as retired journalist Richard Dudman was played a recording of his and Elizabeth Becker’s famous 1978 interview of the secretive Democratic

Tue, 31 March 2015

Reporter recalls Caldwell's slaying by KR

Retired American journalist Richard Dudman yesterday recounted details of the attack on his travelling party during a 1978 trip to Cambodia, telling the Khmer Rouge tribunal he narrowly dodged being shot before finding British acade

Fri, 27 March 2015

Witness tells of seeing Chea, Samphan at site

A Khmer Rouge tribunal civil party yesterday recalled she was ordered to “work harder” during a visit by former Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot and defendants Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan to her Takeo worksite in 1977.

Wed, 25 March 2015

Ex-cadre endured ‘trauma’ at prison

A former Khmer Rouge cadre, accused of being a child murderer and among the cruellest guards at Kraing Ta Chan security centre, yesterday appeared at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia as a civil party, claiming he

Tue, 24 March 2015

Tribunal's treatment of cases 003, 004 draws int’l scorn

A justice group has slammed the UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal for “turning a blind eye” to government interference and failing to disclose details surrounding authorities’ refusal to arrest Case 003 and 004 suspects Meas Muth and I

Fri, 20 March 2015

Former cadre explains KR’s cash-free society

Khmer Rouge tribunal witness Riel Son yesterday testified about trading pigs and gold with the Vietnamese for medical supplies, watches and other goods during the Democratic Kampuchea regime.

Thu, 19 March 2015

Khmer Rouge docs shed light on journalists' 1978 visit

An internal Khmer Rouge report posted to the website of the Khmer Rouge tribunal offers a rare glimpse into the unvarnished thinking of the regime – including a seeming acknowledgement of regime shortcomings, a fondness for communis

Thu, 19 March 2015

KR hospital staff were ‘ignorant and illiterate’

Takeo province’s Tram Kak district hospital was staffed by illiterate teenagers and widows, stocked mostly with traditional medicine and, in one case, a man injected with medical “serum” died instantly, the Khmer Rouge tribunal hear

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