Scope of Case 002 investigation presented

Scope of Case 002 investigation presented

Tribunal spokesmen Lars Olsen and Reach Sambath held a press conference Thursday at which they discussed the scope of the tribunal's second case.

Though they referred only generally to crimes, they presented a map of 20 execution sites, security centres, cooperatives and work sites spread across 16 provinces that have been implicated in the investigation.

Olsen said the tribunal had decided to release the information for the benefit of prospective civil party applicants, who must, in accordance with a revision to the Internal Rules adopted in September, submit applications no later than 15 days after the co-investigating judges announce that the investigation has been completed. The judges have said they would try to complete the investigation by the end of the year. “Since the end of the investigation is approaching, the need to keep all information about what’s being investigated confidential is not as strong as it was in the beginning,” Olsen said.

Asked when the second case might start, Olsen said: "I’m not a clairvoyant so I don’t have like a glass ball, a crystal ball that I can look into and predict about the future, but I can tell you about the process." He went on to explain that there were a number of steps that could slow the process after the investigation is completed, including requests for additional investigative steps and appeals to the closing order.

MOST VIEWED

  • Reuters: US Embassy fired 32 staff members for sharing pornography

    The United States Embassy in Phnom Penh has fired 32 non-diplomatic staff members who were allegedly caught exchanging pornographic images and video, including of minors, according to the news agency Reuters. Four sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Reuters the content was shared in

  • Our 2018 guide to spending Khmer New Year in Phnom Penh

    Khmer New Year festivities are upon us. For the next few days, travellers will be making their way to their home provinces to eat, celebrate, play traditional games and visit a pagoda with offerings. If you will be staying put in Phnom Penh for the

  • US think tank warns of China's 'ulterior motives'

    A US think tank on Tuesday warned that spreading Chinese investment in the Indo-Pacific follows a pattern of leveraging geopolitical influence at the expense of the nations receiving investment, including Cambodia. The report looks at a sample of 15 Chinese port development projects, noting that the

  • More than three tonnes of ivory reportedly bound for Cambodia seized in Mozambique

    A total of 3.5 tonnes of ivory reportedly bound for Cambodia was seized by authorities in Mozambique late last week, according to the NGO Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). CITES' information was based on a report from the