The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) held a celebrated Baingskol and Rorpbat ceremony (the practice of Buddhist rituals) to pay tribute to the victims of the Khmer Rouge regime. The ceremony was celebrated on December 9, 2022 at the ECCC premise under the presiding by His Excellency Tony Kranh, Secretary of State of the Office of the Council of Ministers and Acting Director of Administration of the ECCC, and Mr. Mr. Knut Rosandhaug, Deputy Director of the Office of Administration of the ECCC, with the participation of victims of the Khmer Rouge regime, civil parties, and staff at all levels of the Khmer Rouge tribunal. It is a religious program in which victims and civil parties express their satisfaction and thank the Khmer Rouge Tribunal for initiating and organizing to allow them and all staffs to attend the memorial service and pay tribute to those who passed away during the Khmer Rouge regime.
H.E. Tony Kranh, Secretary of State of the Office of the Council of Ministers and Acting Director of Administration of the ECCC, expressed his gratitude to the all the Khmer Rouge victims who participated in the crucial ceremony to dedicate to the victims who passed away. At the same time, H.E. highly appreciated the victims who are participated as the civil parties in the processing of the prosecution of the crimes committed during the Khmer Rouge regime, “the roles of the civil parties are very crucial in the processing of the searching the truth and justice from the crimes committed during the Khmer Rouge regime” said H.E. Tony.
During the dedication ceremony for the victims of the Khmer Rouge regime who passed away, 79 monks were invited to represent the day of liberation on January 7, 1979 and there was participation from civil parties and officials of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal. All the civil parties are happy with this merit. In addition, H.E. Tony Kranh and Mr. Knut Rosandhaug met the staffs of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal and expressed their deep gratitude for the quality, efficiency and responsibility of their roles to the Khmer Rouge Tribunal for 16 years.