Prison director denies abuse

The chief of the Banteay Meanchey provincial prison has denied allegations of inmate torture, amid calls from a local rights official for an investigation. Prison director Oung Siphan, through a clarification letter issued on Monday, challenged a foreign radio broadcast that alleged provincial prison officials tortured ...

Mom Kunthear

Prison, prisoners join to build worship area

Detainees at Banteay Mean­chey Provincial Prison have joined forces with prison officials to pay for the construction of the first Buddhist worship hall in a Cambodian penitentiary. The 800 inmates contributed a minimum of 500 riel each to help construct the worshipping facility fitted out with ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Inmates to return to soaked cells

All 842 prisoners evacuated from Banteay Meanchey provincial prison after water pressure caused a wall to collapse in early October will be sent back there next week – despite only minimal repairs having been undertaken to the flood-damaged building, a rights worker said yesterday said ...

May Titthara

Cambodia floods hit northwestern prison, 842 prisoners evacuated

Floods have submerged a prison in northwestern Banteay Meanchey province on Thursday, forcing the authorities to evacuate all 842 prisoners to detention centers in other provinces. “The prison is badly inundated and we are moving the prisoners to prisons in neighboring provinces,” Phin Sophal, chief of ...

Global Times News Staff

Inmates watch as waters near

Prisons in Banteay Meanchey and Battambang province have been seriously affected by flooding but have not yet been evacuated, according to local rights groups and prison officials. A clogged sewage system has plagued Battambang’s provincial prison, according to Bun Sorn, but extra pumps have alleviated ...

May Titthara

British Businessman Arrested over Alleged Land Fraud

The British chairman of an embattled agricultural investment firm was arrested Saturday by Cambodian authorities over charges of forging documents and using them in an attempt to illegally purchase thousands of hectares of land, a court prosecutor said. Greg Fryett, the main shareholder of Sustainable Agro ...

More B' Meanchey Homes Evacuated After Floods

Serei Saophan City has become the latest area in Banteay Meanchey province to be hit by floods, with more than 300 families evacuated to higher ground yesterday, according to provincial officials. Banteay Meanchey provincial prison has also been affected by the flooding, with some parts ...

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