Khieu Samphan

Khieu Samphan was the Head of State (Chairman of the State Presidium), leader within the Centre Political Office (Office 870) and member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kampuchea (CPK). He allegedly directed, encouraged or enforced the CPK policy between April 1975 and January 1979 characterized by murder, extermination, imprisonment, persecution and other inhumane acts such as forcible transfers of the population, enslavement and forced labour.

On 19 November 2007, Khieu Samphan was placed under detention and charged by the ECCC for crimes against humanity (murder, extermination, imprisonment, persecution and other inhumane acts) and war crimes (willful killing, causing great suffering, unlawful deportation or transfer or unlawful confinement of a civilian).

On 14 January 2010, Khieu Samphan the Co-Investigating Judges of the ECCC concluded the investigation regarding  and the other Khmer Rouge leaders, Ieng Sary,Ieng Thirith, Nuon Chen and Kaing Guek Eav.

On 11 May 2011, the Trial Chamber stated that the first hearings in Case 002 are scheduled to begin on 27 June 2011.

Results on survey of Cambodians on the continued ECCC detention of the Khmer Rouge leaders
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