Tep Sem was called as a witness to testify on the character of the Accused.

Tep Sem was a student of the Accused at Skun Junior High School in Kampong Cham during the school years 1965 to 1968. The Accused alternately taught his class mathematics, geometry, and Khmer literature.

As a character witness, Tep Sem described the Accused as a remarkable teacher who was humble, punctual, and gentle. He was attentive towards his students and this earned their respect. Tep Sem told the Trial Chamber that the Accused gave free individual lessons to disadvantaged students and treated students as equals. He recounted how at the end of class the Accused would briefly introduce communist ideology to his students, but would never explicitly encourage them to join the movement.

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