Prisons

Prisoner rights

Prison department dismisses rights violations report

The General Department of Prisons has dismissed a report made by rights group Licadho which claimed there are violations of basic human rights in the Kingdom’s prisons. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664743/prison-department-dismisses-rights-violations-report/

Emails in focus on sixth day of Ricketson trial

Australian filmmaker James Ricketson was grilled on Tuesday, over his connections to the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and Sam Rainsy. It marked the sixth day of his hearing at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court over espionage charges. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/emails-focus-sixth-day-ricketson-trial

Court upholds decision to deny bail for RFA duo

The Appeal Court yesterday upheld a decision by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court earlier this month to deny bail for two former Radio Free Asia reporters accused of “espionage”, with the pair’s lawyer calling the decision unfair. ...

Kim Sarom
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/court-upholds-decision-deny-bail-rfa-duo

Government rejects pilot project for offenders to do community service

A senoir Justice Ministry official said a pilot project to increase bail approvals and community service sentencing for small-time offenders would be impossible, weeks after the project was announced during the visit of a United Nations human rights official. ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-rejects-pilot-project-offenders-do-community-service

Interior Ministry warns prison officials not to use violence on inmates

A senior official from the Ministry of Interior on Thursday warned all prison chiefs and guards stop to use or not to use all forms of violence illegally on inmates in order to ensure the respect of human rights at prisons. ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/interior-ministry-warns-prison-officials-not-to-use-violence-on-inmates-9124

Prisoner’s pardon fails to outpace her death

A Vietnamese woman imprisoned on child sex trafficking charges in 2009 received a humanitarian royal pardon last month, but only after she had been dead for more than a month, the rights NGO Licadho said yesterday. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/prisoners-pardon-fails-outpace-her-death

More than 100 prisoners in Cambodia receive royal pardons for Water Festival

More than 100 prisoners in Cambodia have received royal pardons and hundreds more have seen their sentences reduced under King Norodom Sihamoni’s traditional Water Festival clemency, a local English newspaper reported Wednesday. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-11/25/c_134852762.htm

Life on the farm at CC4

A remote jail opened more than five years ago to lessen chronic overcrowding in the prison system is also operating as a farming business, where free labour is seemingly used to yield big profits for senior staff.When Correctional Centre 4 (CC4) opened its gates in ...

May Titthara and Alice Cuddy
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/life-farm-cc4

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