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ECCC Short of Money

Posted by khmernews on December 28, 2007

As the time for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) may inevitably be extended its process, the tribunal needs additional fund twice as much as the planned budget in order to continue its work. However, the demands have not been fulfilled by any donors yet. Read the rest of this entry »

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Great Khmer Rouge Tribunal Exhausts [Funds]

Posted by khmernews on December 28, 2007

Roth Visal

The five former Khmer Rouge leaders who are in custody awaiting trial next year are the remaining leaders of the murderous regime which was overthrown 3 decades ago. The Khmer Rouge Tribunal, organized to try these leaders, is claimed to be on the way towards justice, but running out of money. Read the rest of this entry »

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Judgment of Local People For 25 years: Key Solution To Justice and Reconciliation (Cont.)

Posted by khmernews on December 28, 2007

Layum

In 1996-1997 Khmer Rouge leaders, soldiers and people of the Khmer Rouge militia were increasingly confronting each others. At the same time military officials and politicians of the Cambodian People’s Party and Funcinpec Party in the coalition government were competing with each others to get Khmer Rouge both who had already been integrated with the government and who had not been integrated and were being persuaded to integrate. Read the rest of this entry »

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Lack of Funds Worries Civil Society’s Officials

Posted by khmernews on December 28, 2007

Chan Chamnan

The budgetary problem the Khmer Rouge Tribunal is facing has concerned civil society organizations’ officials, and some officials have voiced their concerns over the future of the hybrid tribunal. “Can Khmer Rouge Tribunal go forward or will it be halted in the middle of the process when the remaining funds have run out in April 2008?” they questioned. Read the rest of this entry »

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Joseph: Positive Developments of ECCC Urge the U.S. to Consider Funding

Posted by khmernews on December 28, 2007

Soy Sophea

Phnom Penh: The Washington’s government will assess the positive developments of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) in weeks to come, according to the head of U.S. diplomats in Cambodia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ieng Sary, Wife Ieng Thirith Have Fifteen Days To Submit Pleadings

Posted by khmernews on December 28, 2007

Rithy

Phnom Penh: The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) has informed Ieng Sary and Ieng Thirith to start making pleadings to justify and defend their interests in the appeal against the provisional detention order of the tribunal, according to the ECCC’s press release. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ieng Sary, Wife Ieng Thirith Have Fifteen Days To Submit Pleadings

Posted by khmernews on December 28, 2007

Rithy

Phnom Penh: The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) has informed Ieng Sary and Ieng Thirith to start making pleadings to justify and defend their interests in the appeal against the provisional detention order of the tribunal, according to the ECCC’s press release. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ieng Sary has selected a foreign Co-Lawyer to work with his Cambodian Co-Lawyer, Mr Ang Udom, to represent him before the ECCC

Posted by khmernews on December 21, 2007

PRESS RELEASE

17 December 2007

Ieng Sary has selected a foreign Co-Lawyer to work with his Cambodian Co-Lawyer, Mr Ang Udom, to represent him before the ECCC. He has chosen Mr Michael Karnavas of the Alaska Bar, and President of the Association of Defence Counsel of the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ADC-ICTY). Read the rest of this entry »

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Khmer Rouge Trial: Obstacles to Justice

Posted by khmernews on December 21, 2007

Phnom Penh: At the present time, 5 former Khmer Rouge leaders have been detained by the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, and the moving toward Khmer Rouge trial is getting underway. The Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) has been actively participating in the process by providing tens of thousand pages of Democratic Kampuchea-related documents. Below is an interview between Nguon Seroth, Rasmei Kampuchea’s political author, and Youk Chhang, director of the DC-Cam. The interview was conducted on December 6. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ieng Sary, Wife Ieng Thirith Appeal Detention. Where Are Other Suspects?

Posted by khmernews on December 21, 2007

Veha

Ing Sary and his wife Ieng Thirith, former Khmer Rouge ministers who are being detained, have appealed against order of provisional detention by the Khmer Rouge court, court’s officials said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Lawyers of Other 3 Khmer Rouge leaders Hold the Same Stance Despite Duch’s Failure

Posted by khmernews on December 11, 2007

Chan Chamnan

According to Khmer Rouge Tribunal’s officials, Lawyers of Khieu Samphan, Ieng Sary and Ieng Thirith, are still holding the same stance to appeal despite Duch’s failure. In contrast, they are trying very hard so that their clients will be released on bail. However, everything will depend on the decision of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal’s Judges who will hear the cases like that of Duch. Read the rest of this entry »

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5 Former Khmer Rouge Leaders Detained, More To be Arrested

Posted by khmernews on December 11, 2007

Veha

The arrest of Khieu Samphan from Calmette Hospital two weeks ago was the last arrest of the 5 surviving former Khmer Rouge leaders to be detained and charged with war crimes by the Khmer Rouge Tribunal. However, there are some free detention cells left.  The Khmer Rouge Tribunal’s court officials claim that more arrests will be made soon. Read the rest of this entry »

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Various Views on Reasons Former Khmer Rouge Leaders Not Allowed to Communicate With One Another

Posted by khmernews on December 11, 2007

Chan Chamnan

The former senior Khmer Rouge leaders who are being detained at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal are not allowed to see each other, according to the Khmer Rouge Tribunal’s security officials. Ly Kimseng, Nuon Chea’s wife, who visited her husband in prison 3 times already, said that before Nuon Chea did the exercise (in detention facility), he was scheduled to do it at different time from others. “They cannot see each other,” she said. “They (the tribunal) might be afraid that my husband and the others would talk to each other if they meet,” claimed Ly Kimseng. Read the rest of this entry »

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Khieu Samphan Charged With Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes

Posted by khmernews on December 11, 2007

Khieu Samphan, former president of the Democratic Kampuchea State Presidium, who has denied he had been related to the mass killings of almost 2 million people during his group’s reign, eventually becomes the fifth suspect who the Extraordinary Chambers has arrested and charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes. The Co-Investigating Judges have issued a provisional detention order to place [Khieu Samphan] for the period not exceeding one year in detention facility with other 4 of his former colleagues including Kaing Guek Eav, Nuon Chea, Ieng Sary and Ieng Thirith. Read the rest of this entry »

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Most Cambodians Disagree On Releasing DUCH

Posted by khmernews on December 11, 2007

Oka

At the entrance of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, hundreds of people were queuing to enter to listen to the hearing on November 21-22, 2007. The hearing was not trying the crimes Kaing Guek Eav, alias Duch, is charged with, but was for the appeal by Duch, who wishes to be released on bail. Read the rest of this entry »

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