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Happy Khmer New Year !!!!

It's so nice to have Phnom Penh be this quiet and tranquil this week, as everyone is in the provinces or on the beach.  A souvenir from Le Moon rooftop bar of Amanjaya Hotel, view of Sisowath Quay last week, 8 April 2011, already sparse for a normally crowded street.

Sisowathy Quay, 8 April 2011


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Theary Seng on Nokia phone, Dec. 2009

Nokia mobile phone 012.222.552 and Sony camera stolen

at Metro Cafe, 13 April 2011.

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Press Releases

Olympian rower Rob Hamill

files 2nd application in ECCC Cases 003/004

for the death of his brother Kerry Hamill

captured by KR Navy, killed at Tuol Sleng against

KR military commanders Meas Muth (Navy) and Sou Met (Air Force)

New Zealand, 7 April 2011 and 8 April 2011

Kerry Hamill
Kerry Hamill captured by DK Navy and killed in Tuol Sleng.

News Coverage

on Rob Hamill's Application to Cases 003/004

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Sacravatoon "Cheap Justice" Theary Seng, 7 April 2011
Sacravatoons of UNG Bun Heang

Letters to the Editor

"Cheap Justice at Hundred-Million-Dollar UN-backed Court"

7 April 2011

"Response to Theary Seng from ECCC (Lars Olsen)"

8 April 2011

"ECCC/UN Asleep, Hiding behind Veil of Confidentiality"

13 April 2011

"Charged Person"

according to ECCC Co-Investigating Judges

(OCJI Order; ECCC Glossary of Internal Rules)

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Press Conference, 4 April 2011

Theary Seng, Press Conference, 4 April 2011
Press Conference on the lodging of lawsuit against KR military commanders Meas Muth and Sou Met in Case 003/004 by civil party applicant Theary C. Seng (Phnom Penh, 4 April 2011)

More Photos and  in KI Media

Cambodia’s NGO law targets ‘unwanted opposition’

Democracy Digest, National Endowment for Democracy

2 April 2011

featuring the Press Release below.

Re-post in KI Media.

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Theary C. SENG Files Civil Party Application

in Case 003/004 against

Khmer Rouge Military Commanders MEAS Muth and SOU Met

at the Extraordinary Chambers




PHNOM PENH, 1 April 2011: On Monday, 4 April 2011, Ms. SENG Chan Theary, in her private capacity, is lodging an application to become a Civil Party in Case 003/004 against Khmer Rouge commanders Mr. MEAS Muth and Mr. SOU Met, two of the five individuals currently under investigation only by the United Nations personnel at the Office of Co-Investigating Judges of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC).

Ms. SENG holds Mr. MEAS Muth and Mr. SOU Met personally, individually, criminally responsible for the deaths of her parents, inter alia, for their roles as military commanders who contributed to the common purpose and design in the arrests and executions specifically in their respective divisions and generally for the whole of Cambodia and who also controlled the Navy and Air Force of Democratic Kampuchea, respectively.


Immediately after the lodging of her application, she and her Cambodian lawyer Mr. CHOUNG Chou-Ngy will hold a press conference to discuss the matters with interested media:


Press Conference

9:30 – 10:00 A.M. Monday, 4 April 2011

Theary Seng’s Apartment

Villa No. 22B, Street 302

BKK I, Chamkar Mon, Phnom Penh

For further information, please visit and/or contact Ms. Theary C. SENG at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Mr. CHOUNG Chou-Ngy at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Theary Seng's Civil Party Application

in ECCC Cases 003/004 against

KR military commanders Meas Muth and Sou Met

Power of Attorney

Mr. CHOUNG Chou-Ngy

ECCC Internal Rules, 23 Feb. 2011 (Rev. 7)

Relevant provisions

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Press Release in KI Media

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Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

Theary Seng in Berlin (Photo: Markus Karbaum, Aug. 2009)

Voice of America coverage

-  Sunday, April 3:  of Press Release on VOA website

-  Monday, April 4:  of Press Conference with Kong Sothanarith, Complainant Raises Names of More Defendants.  In KI Media.  VOA article in Khmer.

-  Theary Seng's Letter to the Editor re UN Lars Olsen's statements in April 4 article

-  Monday, April 4:  Telephone radio Q&A with Wash. DC correspondent Men Kimseng

-  Monday, April 11:  Hello VOA (a 30-min. call-in show) with guests civil party applicant Theary Seng and lawyer Choung Chou-Ngy


Radio Free Asia

- Phone interview with Leng Maly, 6 April 2011

Victim(s) Sues 2 Former KR Military Commanders (Khmer, 7 April 2011)

- RFA Call-In Show, guests Theary Seng and ECCC chief of Public Affairs Reach Sambath (Phnom Penh RFA studio, 22 April 2011)


DPA coverage

Rights Activist Seeks Victim Status in "Stalled" War Crimes Cases, 4 April 2011


Japanese Press coverage by Ms. Aya Kimura


AFP coverage

Observers Fear Khmer Rouge Court Being Wound Down, 5 April 2011

SCMP coverage


IPS coverage


RFI coverage


Radio Australia interviews

-   Phone interview, Monday, 4 April 2011

Cambodia May Dismiss War Crimes Cases, Says Rights Group, 6 April 2011

Khmer Post Radio interview

(Tuesday, 5 April 2011)


Asia Sentinel

- Echoes of the Killing Fields, 21 April 2011

- Trying Times in Cambodia, 21 April 2011

- Re-print in KI-Media, 22 April 2011

The Cambodia Daily

Before Charges, Activist Cites Two in a Dormant KR Inquest
Monday, 4 April 2011

Letter to the Editor re UN Lars Olsen's statements in April 4 article

Activist Tries to File Civil Party Application in Case 003, Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Another Civil Party Application for Case 003, 8 April 2011


The Phnom Penh Post

- Former Cadres in Complaint, Monday, 4 April 2011

Letter to the Editor re UN Lars Olsen's quotes in April 4 article

Seng Theary Sues Two Khmer Rouge Former Military Commanders
(front page in Khmer, below)

- KI Media, 4 April 2011

Ex-KR Leader Responds to Activist's Allegations, 6 April 2011


New Zealander Files KR Complaint, 8 April 2011


In KI Media, 8 April 2011


Two Complainants File in Case 003/004 (Khmer), 8 April 2011

Theary Seng, Press Conference, 4 April 2011

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Seven Candidates for Prosecution:

Accountability for Crimes of the Khmer Rouge

By Prof. Stephen Heder and Brian D. Tittemore

American University, War Crimes Research Office (June 2001)


The Annex (Individual Criminal Responsibility) of this June 2001 Report forms part of the Civil Party Application, p. 114-129.


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Closing Order of ECCC Case 002

Sept. 2010


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Civil Party Theary Seng's Request to Co-Prosecutors

to be on the Witness List of Case 002 against Senior KR Leaders


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Open Society Justice Initiative Reports

Open Society Foundations blog on Cases 003/004

Khmer Rouge Court at Critical Point (27 March 2011)



Reconciling Peace with Justice in Cambodia

Theary C. Seng

TEDxPhnom Penh, Feb. 2011


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Power at its best is justice

implementing the demands of love.

Justice at its best is love

correcting everything that stands against love.

-  Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.



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Stark drama recalls Pol Pot horrors as doubts form over trials

By Simon Roughneen, 2 April 2011


Also in Asia Sentinel

"If Samuel Beckett met Pol Pot", 1 April 2011

... "Lawyer and writer Theary Seng’s parents were murdered by the Khmer Rouge, and she says that a reduced sentence for Duch would be an injustice. However, looking ahead to the trial of the main surviving Khmer Rouge leaders, she thinks the inconsistencies shown by Duch during his trial and appeal could jeopardise the bigger Case 002.

"Duch will be the star witness when Nuon Chea and the others face the court," she said, asking "what better way to discredit the witness by having him flip-flop before the court already?" She believes that Duch came under pressure to amend his remorseful stance, adding to long-standing allegations of political interference with the court." ...





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