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Cambodia's Khmer Rouge court to be 'downsized'

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Cambodia said Wednesday it would downsize its Khmer Rouge war crimes tribunal, following a shortage of funds that disrupted a major trial of former top regime leaders. 

Cambodian police sit in a pick-up truck as they leave the Extraordinary Chamber in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) in Phnom Penh on September 16, 2012. Cambodia said Wednesday it would downsize its Khmer Rouge war crimes tribunal, following a shortage of funds that disrupted a major trial of former top regime leaders.

"We have a financial crisis at the court so we have to restructure its operations to make it smaller in order to reduce costs," government spokesman Ek Tha told AFP.

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