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Archive for March, 2008

OSJI Continues To Attack ECCC

Posted by khmernews on March 14, 2008

K. Nimol

Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) has accused the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, widely known as the Khmer Rouge tribunal, of hiding important information regarding decisions the ECCC is making. OSJI has also advised [the ECCC] to appoint an independent special adviser to help address the ECCC’s administrative and operational problems. Read the rest of this entry »

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Media Alert: Date for ECCC Pre Trial Chamber Decision

Posted by khmernews on March 14, 2008

The Pre-Trial Chamber will announce its decision on the appeal by Nuon Chea against provisional detention on Thursday 20 March 2008 at 10 am. Members of the public, media, NGOs, diplomatic and government representatives are invited to attend in person.

If you require transport from the centre of Phnom Penh to the ECCC, or further information please email to info@eccc.gov.kh or call Chin Hemvichet on 012 696220 by 3pm on Tuesday 18 March.

Reach Sambath
Presss Officer
Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia
Tel: (855) 12 891 567
Fax: (855) 23 219 841
Email: reach.sambath@eccc.gov.kh, reachsambath@hotmail.com
Web: http://www.eccc.gov.kh

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Surviving Tuol Sleng Prisoner Tells the “Khmer Rouge Prisonership” of the King Father

Posted by khmernews on March 14, 2008

Boreaksoram Chey

Angkar gave the King Father and the Queen Mother 4 grams of rice and a piece of dried fish per day and made them water Independence Monument gardens Read the rest of this entry »

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Delay in Release of Nuon Chea’s Verdicts Comes Under Fire

Posted by khmernews on March 14, 2008

Koeut Samrach

The delay in the release of the verdicts on appeal against provisional detention by Nuon Chea, former president of the National Assembly of the Khmer Rouge regime, has been heavily criticized as it has lasted for almost one month already. Moreover, the procedures of Nuon Chea’s hearings were very complicated. It is not understood why the Khmer Rouge tribunal’s co-judges drag their heels on Nuon Chea’s appeal ruling. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ieng Sary, Nuon Chea Take Turn to Be Hospitalized Frequently

Posted by khmernews on March 14, 2008

Rithy-Koh Keo

Phnom Penh: The former Khmer Rouge leaders who are being detained at the Extraordinary Chambers are growing very old while their health is deteriorating. Read the rest of this entry »

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OCIJ Press Release

Posted by khmernews on March 4, 2008

The Co-Investigating Judges of the ECCC wish to confirm that the recent on-site investigative reconstructions at Choeung Ek and Tuol Sleng, were successfully completed. They would like to thank all concerned and affected for their cooperation and assistance to the court. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Ieng Sary’s trial in Jeopardy?

Posted by khmernews on March 4, 2008

Neth Peheaktra

As of last night, former Khmer Rouge (KR) “Brother Number 3” Ieng Sary was still in Calmette Hospital where he has been under observation for almost two weeks, increasing concerns over whether he will ever be fit to face trial. Read the rest of this entry »

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Duch To Be Brought To Tuol Sleng, Choeung Ek on Feb 26-27 for On-Sight Investigations

Posted by khmernews on March 4, 2008

Sovannarith

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) has issued a public notice of the on-sight investigations related to the trial of Tuol Sleng’s former prison director Duch. Read the rest of this entry »

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What is individual and psychosocial trauma in the Cambodian context?

Posted by khmernews on March 4, 2008

Research reveals that trauma has a double manifestation: individual trauma and psychosocial trauma.

The term psychosocial trauma is used to describe the social impact of political, cultural and economic oppression. While some individuals witness or endure more than others, pervasive fear, grief and poverty take their toll on the wider community. Read the rest of this entry »

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The US Wants To Be In A Position to Support the ECCC Politically and Financially

Posted by khmernews on March 4, 2008

Prach Phothorn

The United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trial (UNAKRT) has overruled the assertions of the government Cabinet’s spokesman who claimed that the Royal Government of Cambodia and the United Nations have agreed to create an expert group to oversee the expense and the time for the process of the Khmer Rouge tribunal. The denial came after it was reported that the Khmer Rouge trial will be extended from 3 years to 5 years and the budget will be increased from $56.3 million up to $170 million. Read the rest of this entry »

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What is a traumatic event?

Posted by khmernews on March 4, 2008

Traumatic Event: An event outside the range of usual human experience which would be markedly distressing to almost anyone. (8)

A traumatic event is an event, or series of events, that causes moderate to severe stress reactions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Victims Still Waiting to Hear from Tribunal – Response Will Come

Posted by khmernews on March 4, 2008

Introduction to Victim Participation and DC-Cam’s Activities
The Extraordinary Chambers (“ECCC”), more commonly known as the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, offers survivors of the Democratic Kampuchea regime the opportunity to volunteer to participate in proceedings against the regime’s senior leaders and those individuals most responsible for its crimes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Complainants Want To “Re-complain” Against the Genocidal Regime

Posted by khmernews on March 4, 2008

Layum

Banteay Meanchey-Porsat: The people who once submitted and put their fingerprints in the complaints through the United Front for the National Salvation of Kampuchea (UFNSK) in 1982 want to re-complain against the leaders of the Democratic Kampuchea genocidal regime. They are amongst more than 1 million complainants who co-complained the Khmer Rouge leaders after the trial of Pol Pot and Ieng Sary. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Renakse Petitions: Background and Suggestions for Future Use

Posted by khmernews on March 4, 2008

Amy Gordon
Background
After the liberation of Cambodia in January 1979, the People’s Republic of Kampuchea (“PRK”) became the de facto government of the country. The PRK was created from the Salvation Front, a group that had formed in December of 1978 with the goal of overthrowing the Pol Pot regime. On 5 October 1982, the Salvation Front, as part of the
PRK government, established a Research Committee into the Crimes of the Pol Pot regime. Read the rest of this entry »

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Documentation Center of Cambodia Visit to Kampot Province

Posted by khmernews on March 4, 2008

Sea was ten years old in 1975 when the Khmer Rouge first came to his village. He was drafted into the Children’s Unit and put to work extracting medicines from local trees. Two years later, in 1977, he was moved into the Youth Mobile Unit and began training to fight in the war against Vietnam. Read the rest of this entry »

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