Around 100 staff members at Cambodia’s cash-strapped war crimes court will begin an open-ended strike Sunday because they have not received their salaries since May.
Cambodian staff at the U.N.-backed Khmer Rouge war crimes tribunal are threatening to go on strike over unpaid wages.
Reality program reunites families torn apart by genocide, political strife of regime that collapsed more than three decades ago.
Kem Sokha, who is the vice president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, says the allegations have been trumped up by the ruling party in order to discredit the opposition ahead of July 28 national elections.
Sou Met, who commanded the Khmer Rouge air force, was accused of major atrocity crimes as a ranking member of the regime.
Court observers say they are skeptical of a court that has seen routine delays and completed just one trial since 2006.
Phnom Penh Municipal Court has opened a hearing against senior opposition official Kem Sokha, who is being sued by a Khmer Rouge survivor for allegedly denying atrocities committed by the regime.
The request was made to Prime Minister Hun Sen by lawyers for civil party participants at the tribunal.
In an interview with VOA Khmer, Poch Yuon Ly’s daughter, Poch Piseth Neary, called the diary, “the only valuable asset my father left me.”
In recent weeks, Kem Sokha has been accused of claims that atrocities at the prison were staged by Vietnamese forces after they ousted the Khmer Rouge from power.
Hun Sen said in a public speech Thursday the demonstrations calling for an apology for his alleged remarks should be postponed until after the election.
Pressure continues for a senior opposition party official to apologize for alleged remarks that has upset victims of the Khmer Rouge.