Ieng Thirith

Ieng Thirith, alias Phea, was the Minister of Social Action of Democratic Kampuchea. She is accused of having directed, encouraged, enforced or otherwise rendered support to Communist Party of Kampuchea (CPK) policy and practice between April 1975 and January 1979 which was characterized by murder, extermination, imprisonment, persecution and other inhuman acts such as forcible transfers of the population, enslavement and forced labour.

On 14 November 2007, Ieng Thirith was placed in provisional detention with her husband Sary, and charged by the ECCC with crimes against humanity (murder, extermination, imprisonment, persecution and other inhumane acts).

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