Statement of the International Co-Investigating Judge Regarding Case 004

On 9 December 2015, the International Co-Investigating Judge charged Mr Yim Tith with the following alleged crimes:

  • Genocide of the Khmer Krom;
  • Crimes against Humanity, namely murder; extermination; enslavement; deportation; imprisonment; torture; persecution against the so-called “17 April people”, “East Zone Evacuees”, Northwest Zone cadres, their families and subordinates, as well as the Khmer Krom and Vietnamese; and other inhumane acts including forced marriage;
  • Grave Breaches of the Geneva Conventions of 1949 committed as part of an international armed conflict between Democratic Kampuchea and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, namely wilful killing and the unlawful deportation or transfer of civilians;
  • Violations of the 1956 Cambodian Penal Code, namely premeditated homicide.

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Mr Meas Muth charged in Case 003

Posted 14 December 2015 by ECCC

On 14 December 2015, the International Co-Investigating Judge charged Mr Meas Muth with the following alleged crimes:

  • Genocide;
  • Crimes against Humanity, namely murder; extermination; enslavement; imprisonment; torture; persecution; other inhumane acts (inhumane treatment, enforced disappearances, forced labour, forced marriage, rape and attacks on human dignity due to conditions of detention);
  • Grave Breaches of the Geneva Conventions of 1949, namely wilful killing; wilfully causing great suffering or serious injury to body or health, torture and unlawful confinement of civilians.
  • Violations of the 1956 Cambodian Penal Code, namely premeditated homicide.

These crimes were allegedly variously committed

  • at various security centres, among them the S-21 Security Centre (Tuol Sleng),
  • additionally against members of Divisions 164, 502, 117, and 310,
  • at Wat Enta Nhien Security Centre,
  • at Stung Hav worksite,
  • by the Navy of Democratic Kampuchea in and around the islands claimed by Democratic Kampuchea,
  • at the Ream area co-operative including worksites at Kang Keng and Bet Trang, the Durian Plantation Execution Site, and the Toek Sap Security Centre, and
  • in Kampong Som.

A number of charges from the Decision of 3 March 2015 charging him in absentia were rescinded. That decision has now become moot, as is the arrest warrant of 10 December 2014. The arrest warrant of 4 June 2015 was rescinded, since Mr Meas Muth appeared voluntarily at the hearing.

ACCUSED PERSON IENG THIRITH DIES

(PRESS STATEMENT FROM THE EXTRAORDINARY CHAMBERS IN THE COURTS OF CAMBODIA 22 August 2015)

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) has been informed by the legal guardian that the accused person Ieng Thirith passed away at approximately 10:30 am on 22 August 2015 in Pailin, Cambodia. 

Ieng Thirith, born on 12 March 1932, was the Minister of Social Action during Democratic Kampuchea. On 15 September 2010, Ieng Thirith was indicted in Case 002 on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions of 1949.  The proceedings against Ieng Thirith were stayed in 2012 after she had been found unfit to stand trial due to progressive dementia, and she was released under a regime of judicial supervision. She remained under judicial supervision until her death.

The International Co-Investigating Judge charges Ao An in Case 004

Statement of the International Co-Investigating Judge regarding Case 004

On 27 March 2015, the International Co-Investigating Judge charged Ao An with the following alleged crimes: premeditated homicide, as a violation of the 1956 Cambodian Penal Code, allegedly committed at Kok Pring execution site, Tuol Beng security centre and Wat Au Trakuon security centre; and the Crimes against Humanity of murder, extermination, persecution on political and religious grounds, imprisonment, and other inhumane acts (namely inhumane conditions of detention) at Kok Pring execution site, Tuol Beng security centre and Wat Au Trakuon security centre.

With the filing of these charges, the Internal Rules of the ECCC permit Ao An, through his lawyers, to have access to the case file and to participate in the investigation, thus accelerating its progress. This will allow the investigation to proceed with full respect of the rights of all parties and to conclude it within a reasonable time with the issuance of a closing order.

Documentary film screening: Brother number one

New Zealander, Rob Hamill will be doing a film screening tour of his documentary, “Brother Number One” in Sydney and Canberra.

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Sydney Event on 10 March 2015, 5.30 – 7pm at UNSW (Staff Common Room, Level 2, Law School). RSVP Essential

Canberra Event on 11 March 2015, 6 – 8.30pm at ANU (Lecture Theatre 1, Hedley Bull Centre (130), corner of Garran Road and Liversidge Street, ANU). More details.

 

 

 

 

 

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