PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A top prosecutor at Cambodia's U.N.-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal has announced that he will resign from his job next week.
U.N.-appointed co-prosecutor Andrew Cayley said in a statement dated Monday that he is resigning from the financially-troubled court for personal reasons.
About 140 Cambodian employees at the court have been striking since early September to demand salaries that have not been paid for months.
Cayley's statement said he hopes the court can resolve its financial issues so the trial can proceed efficiently.
A tribunal spokesman said Cayley's departure was not expected to cause any disruptions and a temporary replacement was expected in October.
The tribunal is tasked with seeking justice for atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge in the late 1970s, when an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians died.