Pre-Trial Chamber Concludes Three Days of Hearings in Case 003

Today, the Pre-Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia concluded
three days of hearings in Case 003 against MEAS Muth. The International Co-Prosecutor, the Deputy
National Co-Prosecutor, and National and International Defence Co-Lawyers presented their
arguments on the case. The Chamber granted MEAS Muth’s request, submitted with a supporting
medical certificate, to dispense with personal appearance for the reasons of his advanced age and poor
health. He was represented by his Co-Lawyers at the hearing.

The Pre-Trial Chamber is seised of the Appeals lodged by the National Co-Prosecutor and the Co-
Lawyers for MEAS Muth, on 5 April 2019 and 8 April 2019, respectively, against the Closing Order
delivered by the International Co-Investigating Judge on 28 November 2018 in Case 003, and the
Appeal lodged by the International Co-Prosecutor on 8 April 2019 against the Order Dismissing the
Case against MEAS Muth, delivered by the National Co-Investigating Judge on 28 November 2018 in
Case 003.

A case report, which sets out the relevant facts and procedural history of Case 003, as well as the
details of the Appeals currently before the Chamber, has been issued on behalf of the whole Pre-Trial

The public redacted version of the report is available at: PDF

The Pre-Trial Chamber will determine if MEAS Muth satisfies the criteria of the court’s jurisdiction
and whether there are sufficient charges to indict him for the crimes alleged or the charges against him
should be dismissed. The Chamber will now adjourn to deliberate on its decision. The decision would
be final with no further appeals.

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