Press Release by the National Co-Prosecutor on the Passing of the Convicted Person KAING GUEK EAV alias DUCH
The National Co-Prosecutor wishes to inform the public that the Convicted Person Kaing Guek Eav alias Duch, Cambodian, passed away in the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital on 2
The Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) has announced that the judgement in Case 002/01 against Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea will be pronounced in the Main Courtroom of the ECCC on Thursday 7 August 2014 at 09:00.Information to visitors and media:The 482 seats in the public gallery will be allocated as follows:1. Case 002 Civil Parties and legal representatives:
On 3 February 2012 Kaing Guek Eav was sentenced by the Supreme Court Chamber of the ECCC to a term of life imprisonment. On the same day the Co-Prosecutors filed a request to enforce sentence pursuant to Rule 113(1) of the Internal Rules. The Co-Prosecutors requested that:1. Kaing Guek Eav remain at the ECCC Detention Unit until the conclusion of his scheduled testimony in Case 002; and 2. Appropriate prison accommodation be identified for Kaing Guek Eav in the national prison system.
In its judgement on appeals in Case 001 against Kaing Guek Eav alias Duch, the Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) affirmed the Trial Chamber's previous decision to compile and post on the ECCC's official website all statements of apology and acknowledgements of responsibility made by Kaing Guek Eav alias Duch during the course of the trial, including the appeal stage. The compilation and publication of these statements was a reparation award for the Civil Parties in Case 001.
Representatives from government institutions and universities gathered at the ECCC on 11 July 2012 to receive the Appeal Judgement in Case 001. Case 001 concerned Kaing Guek Eav, alias Duch, former chairman of S-21, and was concluded on 3 February 2012 with the Appeal Judgement of the Supreme Court Chamber which sentenced Duch to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity and grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions of 1949.