The delegation will be examining the UN-backed atrocity crimes tribunal, visiting the “killing fields” of the country, and learning what challenges the country still faces in coming to terms with its past.
Former king Norodom Sihanouk's most lasting legacy was the winning of independence for his country from colonial France in 1953.
Some 16,000 people were tortured and subsequently executed at the prison, known to the Khmer Rouge as S-21,
Tribunal monitors say they hope Harmon’s arrival will mean the two cases will move forward, especially Case 004, which could be wrapped up before Case 003.
Ieng Sary attorneys say he suffers from poor circulation that has made it impossible for him to attend hearings at the UN-backed court.
Nearly 200 people attended the film’s opening in Philadelphia last week, as the movie begins a US tour.
The first meeting in its series will kick off this Saturday in Lowell, Mass., and continue to Philadelphia and the Virginia-Maryland area later this year.
Ieng Sary, 86, the former foreign minister of the regime, has been hospitalized since Sept. 7.
The Trial Chamber of the court will hear testimony from two medical experts on Friday over Ieng Sary’s condition.
The former “First Lady” of the Khmer Rouge is thought to have Alzheimer’s disease.
Ieng Sary, the former foreign affairs minister for the regime, was hospitalized on Sept. 7 due to exhaustion.
Ieng Thirith, 80, was found mentally unfit to participate in her own defense, and released under supervision of her family in Phnom Penh on Sunday.