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On 15 September 2010, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan (together with Ieng Sary and Ieng Thirith) were indicted on charges of crimes against humanity, genocide and grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions of 1949 in what is referred as Case 002 before the ECCC. The charges against them are specified in the Closing Order of Case 002. As Ieng Thirith was found unfit to stand trial, and Ieng Sary died on 14 March 2013, the two remaining defendants in Case 002 are Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea.
In September 2011, the Trial Chamber decided to separate (sever) the charges in the Case 002 Closing Order into a series of smaller trials. The first trial in Case 002, referred to as Case 002/01 commenced on 21 November 2011, and on 7 August 2014 Nuon and Khieu Samphan was found guilty of crimes againgst humanity and sentenced to life imprisonment.
Case 002/02 refers to the second trial against Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea where additional charges from the Closing Order in Case 002 will be heard. In a decision on 4 April 2014, the Trial Chamber decided that the following alleged crime sites and factual allegations will form the basis for Case 002/02:
• Genocide against the Cham and the Vietnamese (excluding crimes committed by the Revolutionary Army of Kampuchea on Vietnamese territory);
• Forced marriages and rape (nationwide);
• Internal purges;
• S-21 Security Centre; Kraing Ta Chan Security Centre, Au Kanseng Security Centre and Phnom Kraol Security Centre;
• 1st January Dam Worksite; Kampong Chhnang Airport Construction site, Trapeang Thma Dam Worksite;
• Tram Kok Cooperative;
• Treatment of Buddhists (limited to Tram Kok Cooperatives); and
• Targeting of former Khmer Republic Officials (implementation limited to Tram Kok Cooperatives, 1st January Dam Worksite, S-21 Security Centre and Kraing Ta Chan Security Centre)
Trial hearings in Case 002/02 wil commence on 17 October 2014.
|Mr. Phann Chhen|
Mr. SREI Than
The witness is a former security guard at Kraing Ta Chan Security Centre. Following a request for protective measures, the Trial Chamber ordered that the address of the witness should not be disclosed to the public, and that his image should not be shown in public. The video recordings of the witness have therefore been distorted/pixelated.
|Mr. SAO Han|
|Mr. PHNEU Yav|
|Mr. RY Pov|
Ms. Elizabeth Becker
Ms. Becker is a former journalist with the Washington Post and the New York Times and she is the author of the book "When the war was over: Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge Revolution". She was one of only two western journalist who was allowed to visit Democratoc Kampuchea. During her visit in December 1978 she interviewed Pol Pot and Ieng Sary.
Mr. SOY Sen
The Civil Party Mr. Soy said has was arrested and sent to Kraing Ta Chan prision in 1974 and detained there until 1979. After a while he was allowed to work during daytime with watching after the cattle and farming activities. He said he was also ordered to dig pits and bury the dead. He was questioned about his experiences during the time he was detained at the prison.
|Mr. VAN Soeun|
Mr. Keo Chandara
Mr. Keo told the Trial Chamber that he joined the revolutionary movement as a doctor in 1970, responding to the call from former leader Norodom Sihanouk. He said he was arrested and sent to Kraing Ta Chan in 1975. He was questioned about arrest, interrogation, torture and exexutions at the security centre.
Ms. CHEANG Srei Mom
Ms. CHEANG Srei Mom, 60, is from Nhaeng Nhang commune in Tram Kok District in Takeo Province. She said the area came under Khmer Rouge control in 1970. She explained that before she was forced into a marriage in 1977, she had worked as a teaching assistant in a children’s unit. She was questioned about her marriage and other marriages in the cooperative. The witness was asked questions related to the living conditions, prohibition of Buddhism, policies on the Vietnamese, and arrests of people in the cooperative, including her own father, who she said was killed at Kraing Ta Chan Security Center.