EU wants Cambodia to pay up for court
- Published: 21 Feb 2013 at 14.59
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PHNOM PENH - The European Union is calling on Cambodia to come up with more cash for a Khmer Rouge war crimes tribunal, where resignations have slowed proceedings and some staff are threatening to strike after going for more than two months without pay.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen prays yesterday during a ground breaking ceremony in Phnom Penh for a copper statue of late former King Norodom Sihanouk. Hun Sen has said he would be happy if the United Nations packed up and left Cambodia following rows over money at the Khmer Rouge tribunal in the country. (Photo: EPA)
Up to 2.2 million people died under the ultra-Maoist Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1979, a quarter of the population. The tribunal, set up in 2005, has found only one person, a relatively lowly prison chief, guilty of crimes connected with the killings.
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