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A number of charges from the Decision of 3 March 2015 charging him in absentia were rescinded.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 The arrest warrant of 4 June 2015 was rescinded, since Mr Meas Muth appeared voluntarily at the hearing.