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The government has announced it will provide an additional $2.925 million to a U.N.-backed tribunal that is trying Khmer Rouge leaders accused of the deaths of 1.7 million Cambodians in the 1970s.

“The government decided, despite its financial difficulties, to support the Khmer Rouge tribunal at an important juncture,” as its most important case — involving three senior Khmer Rouge leaders — started Monday and the ruling on an appeal in another case will be handed down Feb. 3, the Japanese Embassy in Phnom Penh said.

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