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UN to Pay Overdue Salaries at Cambodia Trial

1 April 2013

The United Nations-backed tribunal trying former Khmer Rouge leaders for genocide said on Saturday that it would pay several months of overdue salaries for its Cambodian staffers, in rare good news for the troubled body. The tribunal has been beleaguered by political and financial considerations since its establishment in 2006. It spent $141.1 million through 2011, and so far has completed only one trial, finding the head of a Khmer Rouge torture center guilty of crimes against humanity and other offenses. The tribunal said in a statement that it would provide funds covering January through April this year, but did not specify how much would be given.—AP