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Cambodia fails to pay war crimes staff

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Some 100 staff at Cambodia's war crimes court for former Khmer Rouge leaders went on strike over unpaid wages on Sunday in a fresh blow to the UN-backed body. 

Cambodian police sit in a pick-up truck as they leave the Extraordinary Chamber in the Courts of Cambodia in Phnom Penh on September 16, 2012. Some 100 staff at Cambodia's war crimes court for former Khmer Rouge leaders went on strike over unpaid wages on Sunday in a fresh blow to the UN-backed body.

The tribunal's 250 Cambodian workers, including judges and prosecutors, have not been paid since June, amid cash shortages and delays that caused United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday to appeal for international donors to step in.

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