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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

Wed, 18 March 2015

Medicine ‘bourgeois’, hospital staffer recalls

While patients were dying of malnourishment, malaria and dysentery at Takeo province’s Tram Kak district hospital, the Khmer Rouge rebuffed requests for more food and medicine as too “bourgeois”, the hospital’s deputy chief told the

Wed, 18 March 2015

KRT suspect turns up ill in Tram Kak

Khmer Rouge tribunal suspect Im Chaem, who sold her farmland in the former communist stronghold of Anlong Veng and set off from her longtime home after being officially charged by the court earlier this month, has turned up in Takeo

Tue, 17 March 2015

Witness ‘did not arrest anybody’, court hears

A Khmer Rouge tribunal witness yesterday denied people were arrested and killed under his tenure as a commune chief in Takeo province’s Tram Kak district in 1978, despite being shown interrogation and execution records to the contra

Fri, 13 March 2015

Teams debate visit to Takeo execution site

The Khmer Rouge tribunal yesterday concluded its session with parties debating the merits of an admittedly “spontaneous” request last week for the trial chamber, parties in tow, to visit the site of Takeo province’s Kraing Ta Chan s