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Archive for December, 2006

Cambodia’s Children Learn about their Parent’s Past and the ECCC

Posted by khmernews on December 21, 2006

Report on the Student Tour December 19, 2006
Documentation Center of Cambodia
By: Dacil Q. Keo
On Tuesday December 19, 2006 the Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) organized a tour to several important genocide memorial sites and the Khmer Rouge tribunal courtroom for a group of over three hundred high school students.

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Another busy month of criticism for the ECCC

Posted by khmernews on December 19, 2006

A review of national and international press articles concerning the Khmer Rouge Tribunal in December 2006
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Bak Keiy Mountain foot: Villagers Killed for ‘Betraying their Country’

Posted by khmernews on December 13, 2006

People from three villages Svay Sor, Ta Duos and Prasad Vein were killed during 1977-1978 at the foot of Bak Keiy mountain. The 50-60 victims were accused of betraying their country by telling their relatives to escape to the Thai border.
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People’s opinion on Khmer Rouge Trials

Posted by khmernews on December 13, 2006

The Khmer Rouge trials seem inactive but Cambodians living abroad and non-government organizations are still following progress closely to see whether the court will offer justice to those Cambodian victims who lost their lives during the genocidal regime.
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The United States Decides not to Fund Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Posted by khmernews on December 13, 2006

The United States congress decided not to aid Khmer Rouge tribunal due Washington’s suspicion about Cambodian judges’ participation in the trials which was unlikely to respect to international standards.
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Three criteria for U.S support of the

Posted by khmernews on December 13, 2006

The Khmer Rouge tribunal is still unable to persuade the United States to support the trial process.
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Tribunal Officials: Allegations against Khmer Rouge Leaders To Be Made in January or February

Posted by khmernews on December 13, 2006

Phnom Penh: officials of the Extraordinary Chamber in the Court of Cambodia still hoped that allegations against Khmer Rouge leaders is going to be made in January or February 2007 although the Human Rights Watch accused the Cambodian government of interfering in business of tribunal which led the tribunal into postponement. Read the rest of this entry »

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Internal Rules Not yet Adopted and Training for Lawyers Cancelled

Posted by khmernews on December 13, 2006

A report by the Extraordinary Chamber in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), dated on Saturday [25 November], in order to inform about the cancellation of a press conference that was planned to hold on Saturday evening to publicly announce its internal rules said that the ECCC conducted a plenary session meeting; however, it has not yet adopted its internal rules as it scheduled.
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Appellate Court Decides to Give Sam Bith Life Imprisonment

Posted by khmernews on December 13, 2006

Phnom Penh: The appellate court decided to give life imprisonment to a former Khmer Rouge [KR] leader, who is involved with a train attack, killing 10 Cambodians and three foreign hostages in Phnom Voar of Kampot province in 1994, and ordered him to give Riel 150 million in compensation to families of 10 deceased Cambodians and US$20,000 to each family of there deceased foreigners.
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Former Khmer Rouge Leader Trial Should not be a Show for Campaigning Politics for Ruling Party

Posted by khmernews on December 13, 2006

Whilst talking about tribunal for prosecution of Khmer Rouge leaders who most responsible for their genocide regime, the people do not hope that this years long-awaited tribunal, which was created by the United Nations and Cambodian government, will be able to find justice for the victims.
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Human Rights Watch Appeals to Cambodian Government for Stopping Interference in Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Posted by khmernews on December 13, 2006

Last Tuesday, the Human Rights Watch issued a press release, saying that the Cambodian government has to stop its interference in businesses of the tribunal for prosecution of senior Khmer Rouge leaders and others who are most responsible for crimes and killings of people during the Democratic Kampuchea regime.
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Cambodia: Government Interferes in Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Posted by khmernews on December 7, 2006

Donors Should Recognize How Government Tactics Threaten Entire Process

Source: Human Rights Watch (New York, December 5, 2006) – The Cambodian government must end its interference in the mixed national and international tribunal set up to prosecute crimes by senior Khmer Rouge leaders and others most responsible for Khmer Rouge crimes, Human Rights Watch said today. Read the rest of this entry »

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In Tuol Sleng, Duch Is Prosecutor, Judge and Killer

Posted by khmernews on December 6, 2006

There have been lots of documents remaining in Tuol Sleng prison after Khmer Rouge [KR] regime was overthrown on 7 January 1979. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nuon Chea Secretly Orders Duch to Kill People in Tuol Sleng Prison

Posted by khmernews on December 6, 2006

During Khmer Rouge [KR] genocide regime led by Pol Pot, Ieng Sary, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, Tuol Sleng prison under the strict control of Duch became a place for torturing and killing innocent people tragically.
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Meeting with Former Khmer Rouge Prisoner at Temple of Samraong Knong Pagoda; January 7 [1979 Liberation Day] Saves His Life

Posted by khmernews on December 6, 2006

Aek Phnom, Battambang: Okhna Seang Namm, a current parliamentarian for Siem Reap, is a former Khmer Rouge [KR] prisoner.
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