Subscribe Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - KR suspects gain access to case files

KR suspects gain access to case files

KR suspects gain access to case files


Co-investigating Judges at the Khmer Rouge tribunal have allowed detainees at the court access to copies of their case file, according to an order released Monday. Previously, suspects held at the court's detention facility were only allowed to be "read out" part of the case file by their lawyers.  However, in response to requests by Ieng Thirith and Nuon Chea's defence teams, the judges say they have recognised the need for "direct, satisfactory" access to the evidence by the accused in accordance with international law, and said they will now allow a small, "lockable cabinet" to be placed in each detention cell at the court for case files to be kept in.


  • Kak Channthy, Cambodian Space Project frontwoman, killed in crash at 38 [Updated]

    Updated 5:05pm, Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Kak Channthy, frontwoman of popular The Cambodian Space Project, was killed Tuesday morning in a traffic accident in Phnom Penh. She was 38. Channthy, the internationally recognised singer-songwriter also known as “Srey Thy”, was reportedly travelling in a tuk-tuk on the city's

  • Australians protest Asean summit visit by PM Hun Sen

    Hundreds of protesters gathered in Sydney’s Hyde Park on Friday to protest against Cambodian strongman Hun Sen, who claimed to have been gifted millions of dollars by the Australian government ahead of a special Asean summit this weekend. An estimated 300 protesters, the majority of

  • One Australian, one Cambodian killed in explosion at military base

    Updated: 5:20pm, Friday 16 March 2018 An Australian tourist and a Cambodian soldier were killed in an explosion on Thursday afternoon at an army base in Cambodia’s Kampong Speu province. The Australian, whom the government initially identified as a technical demining expert in his 40s, and

  • Peeling back layers of prehistory in Battambang

    When the man passed away, he had not yet reached 50. He belonged to a tribe that had settled near the Sangker River in Battambang province, likely cultivating the fields and raising animals. On the side, they hunted for boars, and even turtles, one of which