Case 002

Two former Khmer Rouge leaders are now on trial in Case 002.

The two Accused are:

  • Nuon Chea, former Chairman of the Democratic Kampuchea National Assembly and Deputy Secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea; and
  • Khieu Samphan, former Head of State of Democratic Kampuchea

The two Accused are charged with crimes against humanity, grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions of 1949, and genocide against the Muslim Cham and the Vietnamese. 

The Trial Chamber held the initial hearing in June 2011. Since then, Case 002 has been severed into at least to separate trials, each addressing a different section of the indictment.

Two other co-accused, Ieng Sary and his wife Ieng Thirith, were also part Case 002. The proceedings against Ieng Sary were terminated on 14 March 2013, following his death the same day. Ieng Thirith, was indicted but later found unfit to stand trial due to her dementia and separated from the case in November 2011. Following a re-assessment by medical experts in August 2012, The Trial Chamber found that Ieng Thirith remained unfit to stand trial. The medical experts concluded that no further available medical treatment was likely to improve Ieng Thirith's fitness to stand trial. Ieng Thirith was released from provisional detention on 16 September 2012, and she is currently under under judical supervision.

Case 002/01: The first trial (Case 002/01) commenced on 21 November 2011, primarily focusing on alleged crimes against humanity related to the forced movement of the population from Phnom Penh and later from other regions (phases one and two), and excution of Khmer Republic soldiers at Toul Po Chrey execution site immediately after the Khmer Rouge takeover in 1975.  It also considers the roles of the Accused in relation to regime policies relevant to all charges, which will provide a foundation for examining the remaining charges in future trials. The hearing of evidenve in case 002/01 ended on 23 July 2013 and the closing statements concluded on 31 October 2013. The trial judgment was pronounced on 7 August 2014. Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan were found guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life imprisonment. Both accused havesfiled appeals against the judgement, and appeals proceedings are ongoing.

Case 002/02: 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 Cooperatives;
•    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 commenced on 17 October 2014.

 

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Witnesses, experts and Civil Parties who have appeared in Case 002. Click on photo for larger version.

Mr. Philippe Jullian-Gaufres Mr. Philippe Jullian-Gaufres

Mr. Philippe Jullian-Gaufres was summoned to testify related to the charachter of Khieu Samphan. He testified via video-link from France.

Transcript of hearing on the substance in Case 002 - 21 May 2013
Mr. IENG Phan Mr. IENG Phan

Mr. Ieng Phan told the Trial Chamber he joined the Khmer Rouge army  at the the age of 18 in 1970, following the public call from Norodom Sihanouk.

Transcript of hearing on the substance in Case 002 - 20 May 2013
Mr. Philip Short Mr. Philip Short

Mr. Philip Short is a British author and journalist. He is the author of the book "Pol Pot: History of a Nightmare".

Mr. LIM Sat Mr. LIM Sat

Mr. LIM Sat was a Khmer Rouge soldier in Pursat province. He provided testimony related to the alleged execution of Lon Nol soldiers at Tuol Po Chrey.

Mr. SAR Sarin Mr. SAR Sarin

Mr. SAR Sarin told the Trial Chamber he had joined the revolutionary movement at age 13, when he started working in a propaganda unit. After having been questioned by Civil Party lawyers, Mr. Sar said he would only continue his testimony if he was granted protection measures for the rest of his life. The Chamber ruled that it did not have jurisdiction to grant the requested measure and excused Mr. Sar from further testimony. On 23 July 2013, Mr. Sar was asked if had changed his mind. He maintained that he would refuse to testify unless he was granted the previosuly requested protection meausures.

Mr. UNG Chhat Mr. UNG Chhat

Mr. UNG Chhat told the Trial Chamber the he joined the revolutionary movement as a soldier in Pursat province. He testified about what he witnessed in relation to the capture of Lon Nol soldiers and their transportation from the town of Pursat to the alleged mass execution site at Tuol Po Chrey.

Mr. ROS Suy Mr. ROS Suy

Mr. ROS Suy was in charge of a unit which oversaw warehouses during the Khmer Rouge regime.

Transcript of hearing on the substance in Case 002 - 25 April 2013
Mr. CHUON Thi Mr. CHUON Thi

Mr. CHUON Thi was a former Khmer Rouge battalion commander and deputy regiment commander.

Transcript of hearing on the substance in Case 002 - 24 April 2013
Mr. CHHOUK Rin Mr. CHHOUK Rin

Mr. CHHOUK Rin was a Khmer Rouge military commander. testified about his in-teractions with Nuon Chea, the role of Khieu Samphan in the CPK and his under-standing of the CPK command structure. Mr Chhouk also answered questions about what he witnessed during the evacuation of Kampot, the content and proceedings of CPK “study sessions” and the purges in his district.

Mr. Francois Ponchaud Mr. Francois Ponchaud

On 7 May 1975, Francois Ponchaud was one of the last foreigners to leave Cambodia following the Khmer Rouge takeover on 17 April 1975. After having spent weeks in French Embassy compound in Phnom Penh, Mr. Ponchaud was deported by the new regime.  His book “Cambodia:Year Zero” was published in 1977.

Dr. Seena Fazel Dr. Seena Fazel

Dr. Seena Fazel (Unted Kingdom), Forensic Psychiatrist,was appointed as one of the experts to examine Nuon Chea's fitness to stand trial.

Transcript of hearing on Nuon Chea's fitness to stand trial - 25 March 2013
Mr. PIN Yathay Mr. PIN Yathay

Mr. PIN, an engineer, worked in the Ministry of Public Works until 1975. He was asked questiones about the evacuation of Phnom Penh and the living conditions after the evacuation.

Transcript of hearing on the substance in Case 002 –07 February 2013
Mr. Alan Thomas Rockoff Mr. Alan Thomas Rockoff

Mr. Rockoff, a war photographer, was one of the few western newsmen who remained  in Phnom Penh when the Khmer Rouge forces entered the city on 17 April 1975.

Mr. CHHAOM Se Mr. CHHAOM Se

Mr. CHHAOM told the Trial Chamber he joined the revolutionary movement in 1970, following the appeal by then Prince Norodom Sihanouk. He was a military commander for a company and participated in the attack on Phnom Penh in April 1975.

Mr. UNG Ren Mr. UNG Ren

Mr. UNG told the Trial Chamber that he was a Khmer Rouge soldier who participated in the attack on Phnom Penh in April 1975.

Mr. SA Vi Mr. SA Vi

Mr. Sor Vi (birthname SA Sarim) told the Trial Chamber that he was a security guard at K-1 in Phnom Penh (the place where Pol Pot stayed).

Mr. SUON Kanil alias Neang Mr. SUON Kanil alias Neang

Mr. SUON told the Trial Chamber that after he joined the revolutionary movement he was given training in telegram communication, and later work with transmittting telegrams within the Khmer Rouge structure.

Mrs. Denise Affonço Mrs. Denise Affonço

Mrs. Denise Affonço is French whom lived in Phnom Penh before Khmer Rouge era, and her family was still in their home in Phnom Penh while Khmer Rouge troop took over Phnpm Penh in 17 April 1975. She testified through video link from her home in France about her experiences and facts she witnessed in April 1975.

Mr. KHAM Phan alias PHAN Van Mr. KHAM Phan alias PHAN Van

Mr.PHAN Van told the court he used to work in the autonomous Sector 105 decoding telegrams.

Mr. HUN Chhun Ly Mr. HUN Chhun Ly

Mr. HUN Chhunly, 74, was a medical professional in Lon Nol army before Khmer Rouge came to power. His testimony is about what he witnessed in April 1975 after Khmer Rouge soldier took controle of Battambang Town.

Mrs. PECH Srey Phal Mrs. PECH Srey Phal

Mrs. PECH Srey Phal testifies about her experience and what she witnessed in 17 April 1975 when Khmer Rouge soldier took power over Phnom Penh.

Mr. KIM Vandy Mr. KIM Vandy

Mr. KIM told the Trial Chamber about what he saw and expereinced when the Khmer Rouge forces entered Phnom Penh on 17 April 1975.

Ms. TOENG Sokha Ms. TOENG Sokha

Ms. TOENG Sokha is testifying about forced evacuation of her family  and what she witnessed in April 1975.

Transcript of hearing on the substance in Case 002 – 04 December 2012 - trial day 134
Mr. CHAU Ny Mr. CHAU Ny
Mr. Chau told the Trial Chamber what he saw and experienced when the Khmer Rouge forces entered Phnom Penh in April 1975.
Mme OR Ry Mme OR Ry

Mme Ry a déposé devant la Chambre de première instance sur ce qu'elle a vu et vécu lorsque les forces khmères rouges sont entrées dans Phnom Penh en Avril de 1975.

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