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Archive for February, 2009

No Show

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Hearing at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal Pre-Trial Chamber for Khieu Samphan. His french co-lawyer, Jacques Vergès didn’t show up… Adjourned until April 3rd. And I am adjourning until tuesday night… No posts… CAMBODIA. Kambol (Phnom Penh). 27/02/2009: Khieu Samphan, former Chief of State of the Democratic Kampuchea and leader of the Political Bureau (Bureau 870), […]

Visual pollution: I love it…

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

For sure Phnom Penh is not Switzerland… What a messy blessing… Working on a multimedia slideshow for Ka-set on the streets of PPenh. Some time end of next week? (Story Nr VIJ2009014). Tomorrow Khieu Samphan pre-trial hearing. Jacques Vergès, his lawyer, should be there. This WE: Kep. No Internet. Monday and tuesday working on Kampot […]

There she is

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

This is finally the fifth accused at the ECCC. It took me a while to have the opportunity to take a picture of Mrs. Ieng Tirith, Minister of Social Affairs during the Khmer Rouge regime. She says she didn’t do anything, that she was well educated, that she was working for the benefit of the […]

Come and go

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Journalists come and go. At the pretrial hearing yesterday, when the conclusions from the judges were read about Khieu Samphan’s complaint that not all court documents were translated in French there were what?, say 15 journalists. Against 150-200 for the first day of Duch trial just a few days ago. Not that there was much […]


Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

There is a multimedia slideshow about the Duch trial on Ka-set with pictures from Vandy Rattana and myself. CAMBODIA. Kambol (Phnom Penh). 17/02/2009: Kaing Guek Euv, alias Duch, in front of his judges on the opening of the ECCC tribunal on screen in press room.

30 Years

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

It took 30 years to get there… Today was the first day of the trial against a Khmer Rouge… (Story VIJ2009013)… CAMBODIA. Kambol (Phnom Penh). 17/02/2009: Kaing Guek Euv, alias Duch, in front of his judges on the opening of the ECCC tribunal. CAMBODIA. Kambol (Phnom Penh). 17/02/2009: Vann Nath, painter and Tuol Sleng survivor, […]

Verdict 1

Monday, February 16th, 2009

The verdict for the 3 accused by 7NG: 1,5 year in jail suspended, 5 years probation. The 3 have to pay 400000 (100$) Riel to company as compensation for damaged material. Vichet & Bun Theun have to give 1 million Riel (250$) to one allegedly injured 7NG employee and 200000 Riel (50$) to the driver […]

It’s not getting any better is it?

Friday, February 13th, 2009

The evicted people from Dey Krohom are still waiting for a house promised by 7NG, the company which evicted them. Of course the conditions the people are living in now, cramped as they are, are not improving… And let’s not forget that monday, Chan Vichet, their representative, has to attend the Municipal Court to hear […]