Eyes on Khmer Rouge senior member Duch
Charged with war crimes, crimes against humanity, and other crimes under Cambodian law, Kaing Guek Eav (known as Comrade Duch) will learn his fate as the UN-backed tribunal announce its first verdict on Monday. Duch’s trial has taken place in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) from March through to November.
According to AP, “As commander of S-21, Kaing Guek Eav, better known as Duch, faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity.”
As the world is watching, this blog post hopes to provide some links where you can find some of the latest, if not breaking news about the verdict.
- The ECCC official site is the first place to check out. This year the multi-lingual site was awarded the prize for “Most Innovative Use of Technology during a Trial” in the annual Law Technology News Awards. The site, http://www.eccc.gov.kh/english/default.aspx, integrates some of the most popular social media tools to keep visitors informed in several ways. Its Facebook Page is here: http://www.facebook.com/krtribunal; Microblog Twitter: http://twitter.com/krtribunal; Photos on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/krtribunal/; YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/krtribunal.
- Launched and managed by Northwestern University School of Law Center for International Human Rights and Documentation Center of Cambodia, Cambodia Tribunal Monitor site has two important content features: Blog and Multimedia.
- Local newspaper Phnom Penh Post also runs a blog, The Tribunal Report.
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