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As the Khmer Rouge tribunal resumed yesterday, a former mobile unit member was the first to testify about the Trapeang Thma dam’s bloody past and how the forced labour he endured at the worksite continues to haunt him today.

Tue, 21 July 2015

Thais, VN balk at KRT requests

Outgoing international co-investigating judge Mark Harmon yesterday called on the governments of Vietnam and Thailand to cooperate with the Khmer Rouge tribunal’s requests for documents pertaining to controversial Cases 003 and 004.

Former senior member of the Khmer Rouge, Khieu Samphan, listens to proceedings during an appeal against a trial judgment yesterday at the Khmer Rouge tribunal.
Fri, 3 July 2015

Appeal witness denies policy

At the opening hearing of the defendants’ appeal of Case 002/01’s guilty verdict, a former commune chief told the Khmer Rouge tribunal’s Supreme Court Chamber yesterday that cadres received strict orders from zone chiefs not to harm

Witness Hun Sethany (left) gives her testimony with Chhay Marideth (right), a counsellor for the Transcultural Psychosocial Organization, at the Khmer Rouge tribunal in May.
Thu, 2 July 2015

Somebody to lean on

When civil party Hen Sethany took the stand at the Khmer Rouge tribunal in late May, she was not alone.

Wed, 1 July 2015

KRT appeal begins Thursday

The appeal of the Khmer Rouge tribunal’s guilty verdict in Case 002/01 is slated to start on Thursday, and will feature three witnesses expected by defence teams to shed light on key elements of the case, court officials said yester

Schoolchildren examine a new genocide memorial sign at a high school in Kampot province’s Chum Kiri district late last year.
Mon, 29 June 2015

New KR memorials in works

The Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) is raising money for the second instalment of its Cambodian Genocide Education Memorial Project.

Meas Muth, a former navy chief of the Khmer Rouge and war-crimes suspect, smokes a cigarette at his house in Battambang province last week.
Mon, 29 June 2015

Meas Muth hosted Peace Corps volunteer

A current volunteer for the United States’ Peace Corps program in Cambodia lived with alleged Khmer Rouge war criminal Meas Muth for several months last year as part of his official service in Battambang’s Samlot district, the progr

Fri, 26 June 2015

Civil party tells of forced marriage

During the Khmer Rouge regime, Kong Uth would watch as oxcarts and vehicles intermittently arrived at Wat Baray Chaon Dek pagoda and unloaded large groups of passengers.

Thu, 25 June 2015

Witness recalls forced marriage at airport site

A former female cadre recalled her forced marriage to a stranger as a young girl and told the Khmer Rouge tribunal yesterday how the memories “still continue to haunt her” to this day.

Sem Hoeurn stands in a courtroom before giving his testimony at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia
Wed, 24 June 2015

Cadres recall coup battle plan

The Khmer Rouge tribunal yesterday continued its exploration of a planned coup d’etat to topple the Democratic Kampuchea regime and the eventual removal of the plot’s leaders following an order from the Khmer Rouge’s upper echelon t