Where I go for AGGREGATED news on Cambodia, plus...   . . .           On Dec 26-29, 1979 [by now, Cambodia under one full year of Vietnamese occupation], the musician Paul McCartney and Kurt Waldheim, the Secre [ ... ]


Has Science Discovered God?     Click to watch this FASCINATING, MIND-BLOGGING video with breathtaking images and you learn science in the process!   Read transcript             God in the Cosmos
Veritas Forum at Yale University  [ ... ]


Rockin' in the New Year with the film crew of Angkor's Children

Theary Seng New Year's Eve, Phnom Penh Dec. 2010
Here on stage with Mimi Edmunds (former producer at CBS 60 Minutes who had produced One-Third of a Nation program in Cambodia in 1985 with the late Ed Bradley (Phnom Penh, 31 Dec. 2010; Photo: Lauren Shaw), after a nice dinner party at artist Pich Sopheap's.

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Greek Lessons for Cambodians

Vanity Fair, 1 Oct. 2010

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of the ECCC Co-Investigating Judges against the

"Senior Khmer Rouge Leaders"

(Nuon Chea, Khieu Samphan, Ieng Sary, Ieng Thirith)

redacted English version available on the ECCC website, but not the Khmer version, which needs to be redressed by the ECCC Office of Public Affairs.

**  Thanks, Lars Olsen, for the link to the Khmer version, now available at ECCC website (17 Dec. 2010).

Boeung Rai (or, Bung Rei) Security Center where I was detained for 5-6 months as a child and where my mom was killed along with an estimated 30,000 victims - inexplicably not within the scope of investigation until my very public request and is now briefly mentioned in the Closing Order by way of a link to Wat Tlork Security Center, the first prison before our transfer to Boeung Rai (late 1977 to mid-1978).

There were at least 200 security/detention centers all over Cambodia, of which S-21 (Tuol Sleng) is only one of them.  Of these 200, approx. 5-7 claimed more deaths than the 14,000 at S-21.  Boeung Rai in the "East Zone" is one of them at 30,000 deaths, and the incomprehension of why it was not within the initial scope of investigation.  Photo: DC-Cam.

I am one of only 3 admitted Civil Parties detained at Wat Tlork, expressly within the scope of investigation, with a whole section in the 400-page Closing Order (the other 339 are endnotes) devoted to it, and the only one to link and address the Boeung Rai Security Center (above).

I expect my "day in court" as a witness of the Prosecution (and/or the Civil Party Co-Lawyers), or else it will not be very pretty.


See Victims Association and/or ECCC Civil Party.


"Little Time Left to Organize Tribunal Civil Parties"

Voice of America (VOA Khmer), 11 Jan. 2011

CSD director Theary Seng, former US War Crimes Ambassador David Scheffer, OSJI Heather Ryan, OSJI Tracey Gurd at the CSD public forum in Kampot, 2006.

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Association of KR Victims officers meeting
Founder and current president of the Association of Khmer Rouge Victims in Cambodia (AKRVC) Theary Seng meeting with AKRVC officers to discuss in particular the strategies of the Civil Parties of Orphans Class (a sub-group of AKRVC) within the Extraordinary Chambers in Case 002 against the "Senior Khmer Rouge Leaders" of Nuon Chea, Khieu Samphan, Ieng Sary, Ieng Thirith.  (CIVICUS-CJR Phnom Penh, 1 Dec. 2010).


I conceived of the Civil Party of Orphans at the moment I first submitted my application to become a civil party (and first to be accepted by the ECCC and international law) in Sept. 2007 (before there were even the existence of the Victims Unit and the application form!) and publicly expressed my intention to represent the Orphans Class at the Nuon Chea Feb. 2008 Pre-Trial Chamber hearings when I took the stand.  The members of the Orphans Class list me as their "representative" in their civil party applications.




Rong Chhun, Chuong Chou-ngy, Theary Seng (Phnom Penh, 16 Dec. 2010)
Working lunch with president of the Cambodian Independent Teachers' Association (CITA) Mr. Rong Chhun and the most courageous, brilliant lawyer Mr. Chuong Chou-ngy.  CITA has 20 branches in 20 provinces with 9,400 official members.  There are 104,000 teachers in all of Cambodia (Phnom Penh, 16 Dec. 2010).  CITA has agreed to work with CIVICUS: Center for Cambodian Civic Education in bringing the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights' Speak Truth to Power project to Cambodians.


Theary Seng speaking with alumni of International Academy of Leadership, FNS (Tell Phnom Penh, 16 Dec. 2010)
Theary Seng speaking on "Justice & Reconciliation" at IAL of Friedrich Naumann Stiftung, 16 Dec. 2010.

Theary Seng, FNS International Academy of Leadership, 16 Dec. 2010
Theary Seng speaking on "Justice & Reconciliation" at alumni monthly dinner meeting of International Academy of Leadership of the Friedrich Naumann Stiftung (Tell Phnom Penh, 16 Dec. 2010)





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