Yim Tith

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Alias
Place of Birth
Arrested Date
Defence counsel
Mr. SO Mosseny (Cambodia), Ms. Suzana Tomanovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Mr. Neville Sorab (United Kingdom)
Position in Democratic Kampuchea

Alleged Southwest Zone Sector 13 Secretary, Kirovong District Secretary and Northwest Zone Deputy Secretary and  Sectors 1, 3 and 4 Secretary.  

Status of case

On 9 December 2015, the International Co -Investigating Judge charged Yim Tith in Case 004.

Case 004 was subsequently severed into three case files. On 5 February 2016, the Co-Investigating Judges ordered the severance of the proceedings against Im Chaem from Case 004 creating Case file 004/1.

On 16 December 2016, the Co-Investigating Judges ordered the severance of the proceedings against Ao An from Case 004 creating Case file 004/2. Case 004 remains the case against Yim Tith.

On 13 June 2017, the Co-Investigating Judges concluded the investigation against Yim Tith. 

Key allegations
  • Genocide of the Khmer Krom;
  • Crimes against Humanity, namely murder; extermination; enslavement; deportation; imprisonment; torture; persecution against the so-called “17 April people”, “East Zone Evacuees”, Northwest Zone cadres, their families and subordinates, as well as the Khmer Krom and Vietnamese; and other inhumane acts including forced marriage;
  • Grave Breaches of the Geneva Conventions of 1949 committed as part of an international armed conflict between Democratic Kampuchea and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, namely wilful killing and the unlawful deportation or transfer of civilians;
  • Violations of the 1956 Cambodian Penal Code, namely premeditated homicide.

These crimes were allegedly variously committed in Takeo province (Southwest Zone) at Wat Pratheat security centre; Kraing Ta Chan security centre; Preil Village execution site; Wat Angkun execution site; Slaeng Village forest execution site; Prey Sokhon execution site; and Wat Ang Srei Muny; in Battambang province (Northwest Zone) at Koas Krala security centre; Anlong Vil Breng and related execution site; Thipakdei cooperative including at Wat Thipakdei security centre, and Tuol Mtes security centre and worksite; Kang Hort Dam worksite; Banan security centre; Khnang Kou security centre; Kampong Kol sugar factory worksite; Phnom Tra Cheak Chet worksite; Banteay O Ta Krey execution site; Samlaut district; Wat Thoamayutt security centre; Wat Samdech security centre; Kampong Prieng commune including Kach Roteh, Thmei and Sala Trav villages, and Wat Po Laingka/Kach Roteh security centre; Reang Kesei commune including Reang Kesei pagoda, and Reang Kesei village; Wat Kirirum security centre; Wat Kandal security centre; in Pursat province (Northwest Zone) at Phum Veal security centre; Svay Chrum security centre; Tuol Seh Nhauv execution site; Prey Krabau execution site; Chanreangsei pagoda execution site; Prison No. 8; and Veal Bak Chunching execution site; and in Banteay Meanchey province (Northwest Zone) at Wat Banteay Neang security centre; Phnom Trayoung security centre and worksite; Spean Sreng and Prey Roneam worksite; Wat Preah Net Preah and related detention and execution sites; Phum Chakrey security centre and execution site; Prey Taruth execution site; Wat Chamkar Khnol execution site; and Trapeang Thma Dam worksite.

Case No. Case 004

Pre-Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia commenced three days of hearings in Case 004/2 against AO An

Today, the Pre-Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia commenced three days of hearings in Case 004/2 against AO An.

PRE-TRIAL CHAMBER TO HEAR ARGUMENTS OF PARTIES IN CASE 004/2

The Pre-Trial Chamber has decided that a hearing will be held in Case 004/2 to hear the arguments of the Parties before it issues its decision on the Appeals.

PRESS STATEMENT BY THE DEFENCE SUPPORT SECTION

The Defence Support Section (“DSS”) of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (“ECCC”) has assigned Ms.

SUMMARY OF JUDGEMENT IN CASE 002/02

The following is a summary of the Trial Chamber’s Judgement in Case 002/02.

PRESS BRIEFING ON THE UPCOMING JUDGEMENT IN CASE 002/02 AGAINST NUON CHEA AND KHIEU SAMPHAN

In advance of the Trial Chamber’s pronouncement on 16 November 2018 of a summary of the findings and the disposition of the Judgement for Case 002/02 concerning the Accused NUON Chea and KHIEU Samp

Media Alert: Access for public and media accreditation to Case 002/02 judgement

The Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) notified the Parties that pursuant to Inte