Former Khmer Rouge leader back in court ADDS comment on trial costs

AP TELEVISION 1. Wide of Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) building 2. Close-up of Cambodian and United Nations flags 3. Car carrying Khmer Rouge's former ideologist, Nuon Chea, heading to court building COURT POOL 4. Judges taking a seat in tribunal 5. Wide of courtroom during hearing, Nuon Chea at front of court AP TELEVISION 6. Peter Foster, spokesman for Khmer Rouge Tribunal walking pass the camera 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Peter Foster, Khmer Rouge Tribunal spokesman: "It's a total of 170 million (US) dollars. It's the revised budget that takes the court through to the year 2011. March 2011 to be precise." COURT POOL 8. Mid of judges inside the courtroom AP TELEVISION 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) SOUNDBITE: (English) Peter Foster, Khmer Rouge Tribunal spokesman: "It's a significant increase from the 56 million (US) dollars, from the original budget. However, I think it's fair to say that that budget was overly optimistic. And what we have now with this 170 million (US) dollar figure is a much more realistic figure for what we need both in terms of staffing and funding to maintain international standards and complete our mandate." 10. Various of Nuon Chea seated inside court COURT POOL 11. Judges seated AGENCY POOL 12. Nuon Chea COURT POOL 13. Judge speaking 14. Nuon Chea standing and speaking 15. Nuon Chea sitting down HOST BROADCASTER POOL 16. Wide of judges inside courtroom, UPSOUND "Charged person, please stand up" 17. Nuon Chea standing up 18. Prosecutors 19. UPSOUND: (Khmer with English translation) Nuon Chea, Former Khmer Rouge Leader: (++PARTLY OVERLAID WITH SHOT OF JUDGE++) "I would like to clarify or testify at the court which is the court with freedom. And I would not want to see I am detained and be asked to testify before the court. I am not willing to exert any pressure or use any influence on the witnesses." 20. Mid of Nuon Chea speaking 21. Wide of judges 22. Wide of Nuon Chea's lawyer standing up AP TELEVISION 23. Wide of people lining up to get into the court building 24. Various of people waiting 25. Set-up of survivor of S-21 prison 26. SOUNDBITE: (Khmer) Chum Mey, Survivor of S-21 Prison: "Personally, I think Nuon Chea should not be released on bail. He should be kept in jail, even though he is old. He has to face justice." COURT POOL 27. Wide of Nuon Chea inside courtroom STORYLINE: Cambodia's U.N.-assisted genocide tribunal is seeking to triple its budget to 170 (m) million US dollar in order to keep operating through March 2011, a tribunal spokesman said on Thursday. News of the request was announced as one of five former high-ranking Khmer Rouge leaders being held for trial was arguing before the court for his release from pre-trial detention. Nuon Chea, who was the main ideologist for the now defunct communist group, has been held since September 19 on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity for his involvement in the group's brutal 1975-79 rule, which caused the deaths of an estimated 1.7 (m) million people. He is the second former Khmer Rouge leader to appear before the judges. The tribunal's request for an increase from the originally budgeted 56.3 (m) million US dollar was made to donor nations on January 30 in New York, tribunal spokesman Peter Foster said. The tribunal, which opened its offices in early 2006 after years of wrangling between the Cambodian government and the U.N., took five leading suspects into custody last year, and hopes to begin their trials later this year. No date had been previously been fixed for the end of the trial, though some legal experts had suggested it might be possible to wrap things up by 2009. He has also argued the judges did not have sufficient grounds to detain him. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/6c0d48d284a922379cf7968e68507899 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork

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