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Khmer Rouge tribunal witness and former cadre Phann Chhen yesterday maintained he was “admired” for his compassion as lawyers challenged contradictions in his evidence.

Wed, 25 February 2015

Witness denies leading Kraing Ta Chan prison

A Khmer Rouge tribunal witness yesterday denied allegations he was the first chief of Kraing Ta Chan Security Centre, where thousands of prisoners were tortured and killed during the Democratic Kampuchea regime.

Tue, 24 February 2015

Guard pressed, defends name

A former cadre expressed his regret at the Khmer Rouge tribunal yesterday over some of the horrors he witnessed in the “wall-less prison” known as Kraing Ta Chan Security Centre, where he worked as a guard and typist during the Demo

Fri, 20 February 2015

Ex-guard tells court of time at Kraing Ta Chan

A former guard at the Kraing Ta Chan Security Centre testified under protective measures at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal yesterday that the notorious prison was used as a “killing site” during the Democratic Kampuchea regime.

Thu, 19 February 2015

Witness recounts fear, deprivation under KR

A Khmer Rouge tribunal witness yesterday described life in Takeo province’s Tram Kak district during the Democratic Kampuchea regime, recalling the constant hunger, relentless forced labour and pervading fear of being “disappeared”

Wed, 18 February 2015

Defence to get time to review new documents

Khmer Rouge tribunal judges ruled yesterday that some hearings will be adjourned early or cancelled over the next two weeks after repeated requests from defence and civil party lawyers for more time to familiarise themselves with ne

Witness Em Phoeung gives his testimony before the ECCC in Case 002/02 against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan
Tue, 17 February 2015

Monk recounts treatment of Buddhists under DK regime

The first Buddhist monk to ever testify at the Khmer Rouge tribunal yesterday described being defrocked and forced to work under the communist regime, which prohibited the “reactionary” religion, used pagodas as prisons and killed m

Fri, 13 February 2015

Civil party singled out for being ‘Vietnamese’

When civil party Ry Pov willingly returned to Cambodia in 1976 after escaping to Vietnam during the civil war, he was stripped of his nationality and subjected to racial discrimination, he told the Khmer Rouge tribunal yesterday.

Wed, 11 February 2015

Becker, defence spar on Vietnam

Geopolitics, including the motives behind Vietnam’s toppling of Democratic Kampuchea, featured prominently at the Khmer Rouge tribunal yesterday as veteran journalist and author Elizabeth Becker resumed her testimony.

Fri, 6 February 2015

Witness says he was told to lie

A former Kraing Ta Chan Security Centre inmate testifying at the Khmer Rouge tribunal revealed yesterday that some of his former prison officers – including an alleged child murderer and prison chief – had tried persuading him to ch