That’s it. The last day of the first Khmer Rouge trial. There is just one thing missing: THE VERDICT. But will it make a difference? Will the condemnation of ONE mean the page can be turned? Of course not.
Archive for November, 2009
Penultimate day of the (first?) Khmer Rouge trial. This was also the latest (brilliant) speech as a defense lawyer by François Roux.
This was defense day… Last statements… And even more crowded than yesterday.
Prosecutor’s day. Very crowded courtroom today… The visitors visit in shifts…
There we go again… The last straight line before the verdict: the final statements by the Civil Party Lawyers today, the prosecutors tomorrow. Then the defense lawyers. And finally Duch’s statements. Verdict? March 2010?
Koh Pich Island, once the vegetable garden of Phnom Penh, has become a sunday outing for people from the Penh, dreaming of their brand new 4 bedroom villa in the middle of a park with (nice?) statues.
It is the place where you might end up after having been bullied, cheated and/or evicted, when you are at the end of the line. It is the place where you should be able to start your life again. But can you really? Does it give you a feeling of security? I try to give [...]
It seems the village at the foot of the Preah Vihear cliff will soon be relocated. To make way for a tourism complex when the row with Thailand about the border will be settled and now that it takes only 6 or 7 hours on good roads to get there from Phnom Penh or three [...]