September 16, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on Sunday released the former "First Lady" of the Khmer Rouge regime, Ieng Thirith. The court ruled that due her degenerative illness, said to likely be Alzheimers, she should be released from detention. Thirith, the sister-in-law of ...[read more]
September 15, 2012
by Max Slater
Prosecutors in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on Friday urged the tribunal to seize the passport of former Khmer Rouge leader Ieng Thirith whose release was ordered after she was declared mentally unfit to stand trial. The ECCC ruled on Thursday that Ieng Thirith is ...[read more]
September 13, 2012
by Max Slater
The trial chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) ruled Thursday that the sister-in-law of former Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot is not mentally competent to stand trial, ordering her release. The tribunal held that Ieng Thirith, the so-called "First Lady" of the Khmer ...[read more]
April 30, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On April 30, 2010, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia (ECCC) dismissed appeals by three former Khmer Rouge officials to block the extension of their provisional detention. The three prisoners, Ieng Thirith, Ien Sary, and Khieu Samphan, were indicted on charges of genocide, war ...[read more]
December 13, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on Tuesday ordered that former Khmer Rouge leader Ieng Thirith remain in detention. The Trial Chamber found last month that Ieng Thirith is unfit to stand trial for war crimes because of dementia from ...[read more]
November 18, 2011
by Michael Haggerson
Prosecutors in the UN-backed Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) filed an immediate appeal on Friday of the court's decision to release Khmer Rouge leader Ieng Thirith after finding her unfit to stand trial. The judges found, based on the opinions of a geriatrician and four ...[read more]
November 17, 2011
by Alexandra Malatesta
The UN-backed Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on Thursday decided that Ieng Thirith is unfit to stand trial—just days before the war crimes trial of the surviving Khmer Rouge leaders is set to start. Ieng, the former minister of social affairs and the only female leader... ...[read more]
September 2, 2011
by John Paul Putney
The UN-backed Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on Wednesday concluded three days of hearings in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh aimed at determining whether two senior Khmer Rouge leaders are fit enough to stand trial on accusations of genocide and other war crimes. The ...[read more]
January 31, 2011
by Ashley Hileman
The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) heard arguments Monday from lawyers representing three former Khmer Rouge leaders regarding their clients' continued detention. Nuon Chea, Khieu Samphan and Ieng Thirith appeared alongside their legal representatives, contending that, as ...[read more]
September 16, 2010
by Jay Carmella
The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on Wednesday indicted four former Khmer Rouge leaders. The indicted leaders, Ieng Sary, Ieng Thirith, Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea, have been detained since 2007 and are charged with crimes against humanity, genocide, grave breaches of th... ...[read more]

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