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ECCC, Case 002/02, Issue 26

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Executive Summary:

Following a week without hearings, the Trial Chamber heard the testimony of three witnesses regarding their experiences at the Trapeang Thma Dam worksite (TTD). All three witnesses, Kan Thol, Lot Suoy, and Chet Yourk, detailed the working and living conditions at the site, including the work quotas, health and sanitary conditions, food distribution, marriages, arrests, disappearances, and executions. Following a submission from the Civil Parties, the Parties again debated the legal and procedural issues involved in the disclosure and admission of new evidence from the investigations in Cases 003 and 004. Separately, the Defense raised objections regarding the scope of the trial. The following report provides analysis of these legal issues, summary of the three witness testimonies, and details of the trial’s management this week.