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The Public Affairs Section of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) cordially invites representatives of the media to a Press Briefing in advance of the Appeal Judgment in Case 002/01 agaisnt Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea on Monday 21 November 2016 from 10:00 – 11:00am at Sunway Hotel (No.1, Street 92, Wat Phnom, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh). Simultaneous interpretation in Khmer and English will be available.
Background: Case 002/01 is the first of two trials against Khieu Samphan, former Head of State of Democratic Kampuchea and Nuon Chea, former Deputy Secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea. The charges in Case 002/01 are focused on alleged crimes against humanity committed during the forced evacuation of Phnom Penh in April 1975 and subsequent forced transfer from other areas, as well as alleged execution of former Khmer Republic soldiers in Tuol Po Chrey in Pursat Province. On 7 August 2014, the Trial Chamber found both accused guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced them to life imprisonment. Both the Prosecution and Defence appealed the decision. The result of their appeals will be announced by the Supreme Court Chamber on 23 November 2016.