Victims of the Khmer Rouge regime on Tuesday said that the U.N. had a moral responsibility to ensure the Khmer Rouge tribunalís survival despite the Cambodian governmentís failure to fulfill its financial obligations to the court. A lack of funds at the war crimes court has led to 140 national staff going on strike this month due to unpaid wages and no donors have yet come forward with additional funding. Civil parties in Case 002, in which two senior Khmer Rouge leaders are on trial for crimes against humanity, said that they had little hope the government would
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