Meas Muth

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Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Po Village, Srae Khnong Commune, Chhuk District in Kampot Province,
Arrested Date
Defence counsel
Mr. Ang Udom (Cambodia) and Mr. Michael Karnavas (USA)
Position in Democratic Kampuchea

Alleged Central Committee Member, General Staff Deputy Secretary, Division 164 (including the navy) Secretary and Kampong Som Autonomous Sector Secretary.

Status of case

Meas Muth was initially charged in absentia on 3 March 2015. On 14 December 2015, he appeared in person before the international Co-Investigating Judge and was charged with further alleged crimes. He was notified of additional charges when he appeared before the International Co-Investigating Judge in December 2015. On 10 January 2017, the International Co-Investigating Judge concluded the judicial investigation in Case 003. On 14 November 2017, the International and National Co-Prosecutors filed their Final Submissions in Case 003. 

Key allegations
  • Genocide;
  • Crimes against Humanity, namely murder; extermination; enslavement; imprisonment; torture; persecution; other inhumane acts (inhumane treatment, enforced disappearances, forced labour, forced marriage, rape and attacks on human dignity due to conditions of detention); 
  • Grave Breaches of the Geneva Conventions of 1949, namely wilful killing; wilfully causing great suffering or serious injury to body or health, torture and unlawful confinement of civilians.
  • Violations of the 1956 Cambodian Penal Code, namely premeditated homicide.

These crimes were allegedly variously committed 

  • at various security centres, among them the S-21 Security Centre (Tuol Sleng); 
  • additionally against members of Divisions 164, 502, 117, and 310; 
  • at Wat Enta Nhien Security Centre;
  • at Stung Hav worksite; 
  • by the Navy of Democratic Kampuchea in and around the islands claimed by Democratic Kampuchea; 
  • at the Ream area co-operative including worksites at Kang Keng and Bet Trang, the Durian Plantation Execution Site, and the Toek Sap Security Centre; and 
  • in Kampong Som.
Case No. Case 003

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