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The Third Man

Mr Khieu Samphan appeared in front of his judges for the first time today at the Pretrial Chambers of the ECCC (VIJ2008032).

Public waiting to enter the courtroom.

Mr. Khieu Samphan waiting for the judges to enter the Pretrial Chamber.

Mr. Jacques Vergès at a press conference after the hearing of his client Khieu Samphan, protesting vehemently for the fact that many of the necessary documents were not yet translated in French.

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5 Responses to “The Third Man”

  1. […] offers a similar version of the events. Reuters, AP and John Vink have photos. Posted by DAS Filed in Cambodia, Khmer Rouge Tribunal, News Tags: Khieu […]

    Khieu Samphan makes ECCC debut « Cambodia: Details are Sketchy - April 23rd, 2008 at 6:12 pm

  2. John–

    i cant believe…or maybe i can believe that the Terror~s Advocate (Jacques Vergès ) is the defense attorney….have you seen the brilliant and complex film about him THE TERROR~S ADVOCATE by Barbet Schroeder


    if not, you MUST!…particularly given Verges involvement with the KR….arresting and brilliant film…as for mr. verges…one of the most complex characters i~ve ever read;seen a film about…

    incidentally, i~d love to see of triptych of the 3 images framed liked the 2nd pic above….it~s a weighty thing…


    ~Bob black - April 23rd, 2008 at 7:08 pm

  3. what i meant is this:

    this would be a profound photographic triptych:

    1) second photo above

    2) photo: VIJ2008009G0071 of Mr. NUON Chea

    and there’s another, but i cant find it…


    someday, i’ll write about all this for u…


    bobblack - April 24th, 2008 at 8:34 am

  4. Bob, I’ll wait until I have all 5… Or more?

    john vink - April 24th, 2008 at 8:43 am

  5. John:

    that will be a great day…im waiting with you 🙂


    p.s. rent the movie i mentioned (has to be available, especially with Verges relationship with Pol Pot….

    bobblack - April 24th, 2008 at 10:54 pm