Accused person Ieng Thirith dies

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) has been informed by the legal guardian that the accused person Ieng Thirith passed away at approximately 10:30 am on 22 August 2015 in Pailin, Cambodia.

Ieng Thirith, born on 12 March 1932, was the Minister of Social Action during Democratic Kampuchea. On 15 September 2010, Ieng Thirith was indicted in Case 002 on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions of 1949.  The proceedings against Ieng Thirith were stayed in 2012 after she had been found unfit to stand trial due to progressive dementia, and she was released under a regime of judicial supervision. She remained under judicial supervision until her death.

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