Strike suspends Khmer Rouge trial
- Published: 4 Mar 2013 at 14.49
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Cambodia's war crimes court was forced to suspend the trial of former Khmer Rouge leaders Monday because of a strike over unpaid wages, in the latest setback to the troubled UN-backed tribunal.
Image provided by the Extraordinary Chamber in the Courts of Cambodia shows a general view of the courtroom on August 30, 2012 when Ieng Thirith, sister-in-law of Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, stood trial. Cambodia's war crimes court was forced to suspend the trial of former Khmer Rouge leaders Monday because of a strike over unpaid wages.
About 20 Cambodian translators and interpreters are refusing to work until they receive their salaries for the past three months, court spokesman Neth Pheaktra told AFP, adding that the trial was adjourned "indefinitely".
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