The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) organizes a study tour program for 200 students from Prey Veng City, Prey Veng Province, May 3, 2023, to gain a deeper understanding and memory of the atrocities that took place during the Democratic Kampuchea regime, the national liberation from the genocidal regime, and the trial of the crimes committed during that brutal regime.
During today's study tour, all students visit and learn from the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Choeung Ek Genocide Center, Win Win Memorial, and presented with officials from the Khmer Rouge tribunal about the achievements and trials of former senior leaders of the Democratic Kampuchea regime. At the end of the visit, all students expected to receive a wealth of information and knowledge about the trial of former senior Khmer Rouge leaders, the brutal torture and massacre of Cambodians by the Khmer Rouge, and the sacrifices of the Cambodian government in liberating the nation from the genocidal regime.
The students said similarly that the study tour organized by the ECCC provides them with a better understanding of the history of Democratic Kampuchea through seeing the evidence at each historical site. According to students, an understanding of this brutal history is crucial for participating in preventing such a brutal regime from recurring on Cambodian soil and understanding the value of peace.
In addition, all students thanked the Khmer Rouge Tribunal for organizing this study tour so that they can better understand the history of Cambodia. They also thanked the Government of Cambodia for leading this country to receive peace and develop in all sectors.
The ECCC outreach study tour is organized weekly for students, youth, and the public, as part of the remembrance and participation in preventing the return of the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge regime. Since the first court proceedings until today,2023, more than half a million national and international public have participated in the outreach study tours under the coordination by the Public Affairs Section of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal.