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Should There Be Reparations for Khmer Rouge Defectors, Victims of the Khmer Rouge Regime?

Posted by khmernews on February 25, 2008

Banteay Meanchey: The Khmer Rouge rebels who had been the former cadres of Democratic Kampuchea or the Khmer Rouge regime during the period of 1975-79 separated and integrated with the royal government one after another from 1996 to 1999. Although the integration was mainly due to the persuasion by the royal government’s officials, the government had not granted or promised to award any reparations to the leaders and members of the rebellious group. Read the rest of this entry »

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Announcement of the Submission of Briefs from the Civil Party against Accused Nuon Chea

Posted by khmernews on February 25, 2008

1-The Pre-Trial Chamber held a hearing on the appeal by the Co-Lawyers for the Charged Person Nuon Chea against the provisional detention order of the Co-Investigating Judges on 7-8 February 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

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Former Phnom Voar Khmer Rouge Commander Dies

Posted by khmernews on February 25, 2008

Phnom Penh: Sam Bith, a former Khmer Rouge commander, died in Calmette Hospital after he was sentenced in 2002 to life in prison for the slaying of 3 foreigners. Sam Bith’s wife, Khim Ry, 56, told Kampuchea Thmey February 16 at Calmette Hospital that her husband had been brought to the hospital for more than one month, but that since his illnesses were too serious, he passed away. She said that her husband had suffered from high blood pressure, diabetes, and paralytic illness which he had not been able to do anything for 3 years. “He even urinated and defecated on the bed, unable to walk like ordinary people,” she said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Up To 8 Khmer Rouge Defendants Will Face Trial

Posted by khmernews on February 25, 2008

The US Associated Press reported Wednesday that Cambodia’s genocide tribunal expects to try up to 8 suspects over the Khmer Rouge’s brutal rule, while seeking to nearly double its staffing levels to 530 according the document with the revised budget estimate – presented to donor nations in New York last month – was obtained recently by The Associated Press. Read the rest of this entry »

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China Donated $1,000M to the Khmer Rouge Regime Before 1979

Posted by khmernews on February 25, 2008

Chan Chamnan

After almost 30 years following the fall of the Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime, the hope for justice of the surviving victims seems to begin to glimmer through. However, the delayed process of the tribunal has come under strong fire. Up to the present time, five former Khmer Rouge leaders and those most responsible for the regime remain behind bars awaiting the trial of crimes against humanity and war crimes. Yet, it is not sure whether the trial which has been planned to get underway in June 2008 will be able to start. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sam Bith Dies Of Hypertension, Diabetes

Posted by khmernews on February 25, 2008

Phnom Penh: A former Khmer Rouge southwestern regional commander who had been arrested for the kidnapping and slaying of 3 foreigners died in the night of Friday, February 15. Read the rest of this entry »

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KR Tribunal Needs $170 Million To Proceed Through 2011

Posted by khmernews on February 25, 2008

Koh Keo

Phnom Penh: The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), commonly known as the Khmer Rouge tribunal, established to try former Khmer Rouge leaders needs up to $170 million to complete its process in 2011 while the government wants it to end before 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

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ECCC Optimistic With Financial Proposal

Posted by khmernews on February 25, 2008

Layum

Phnom Penh: The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) has expressed its optimism that the United Nations will be able to find the budget of $170 million needed for the process of the court in 3 years. Read the rest of this entry »

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Civil Society: That Nuon Chea’s Verdicts Have Yet To Be Released Is Not A Delay

Posted by khmernews on February 25, 2008

Koh Keo

Phnom Penh: The primary ruling of the [Pre-Trial Chambers] of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on Noun Chea’s provisional detention still have not been clearly scheduled to release after the adjournment on February 4, 2008. However, civil society organizations claimed that it is not a delay. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pre-Trial Chamber To Release Nuon Chea’s Two Verdicts on Weekend

Posted by khmernews on February 25, 2008

Kaet Samrach

A source close to the Khmer Rouge tribunal said that the Pre-Trial Chamber of the Khmer Rouge tribunal is going to issue two verdicts this weekend for Nuon Chea’s hearings on Friday, February 8, 2008. [They will issue their decisions: firstly on an objection by the Defence against the participation by Civil Parties in this appeal hearing; and subsequently on the appeal against provisional detention.] Read the rest of this entry »

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600 Complaints Submitted

Posted by khmernews on February 25, 2008

John Chanrotha

Only 600 victims of Democratic Kampuchea have so far submitted their complaints to the Victims Unit of the Khmer Rouge tribunal since early 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

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Duch Talks About Killings At Tuol Sleng Prison During KR Regime

Posted by khmernews on February 25, 2008

Den Sorin

Kaing Guek Eav, alias Duch, former director of Tuol Sleng prison, code-named Bureau S-21, has told a foreign newspaper about the killings during the Khmer Rouge regime. Although the story of Duch killing people is a bit out-of-date, it seems new to people everywhere who have known and heard about the “Killing Fields regime” which lasted for 3 years, 8 months and 20 days. This is because the torture and killings during the Khmer Rouge regime, especially in Tuol Sleng prison, are like a tale in which people had never expected that such killings would ever happen in this modern world. Noticeably, those “beasts” and chief killers of the Khmer Rouge regime were intellectuals, such as Duch. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pre-Trial Chamber Adjourned Nuon Chea’s Hearing Verdict

Posted by khmernews on February 25, 2008

Ramet

Phnom Penh: The Pre-Trial Chamber of the Khmer Rouge tribunal decided on February 8, 2008 to adjourn the Nuon Chea’s appeal hearing against the provisional detention, and the verdict whether to release or continue to detain him will be ruled later. Read the rest of this entry »

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Brother Number 2 Fights for Bail

Posted by khmernews on February 25, 2008

Rameth

Phnom Penh: The top senior surviving Khmer Rouge leader on February 7 tried very hard to ask the Khmer Rouge tribunal for his release on bail while the co-prosecutors of the tribunal warned that the release may lead to the exertion of pressure on witnesses or destruction of evidence. Read the rest of this entry »

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Should the US Directly Fund the Khmer Rouge Tribunal?

Posted by khmernews on February 25, 2008

Youk Chhang

“US Ambassador Mussomeli and his staff are of the view that the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) is now on the right track and that the US should now seriously consider direct support. I believe direct US support of the tribunal is appropriate, but only if the ECCC agrees to some key reforms to keep the trials on track: Read the rest of this entry »

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