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Alarming rate of Cambodian juveniles held in pre-trial detention

In spite of international laws and Cambodia’s own legal code, pre-trial detention in the country is becoming more prevalent among child offenders than adults, according to data compiled by a trial monitoring project. The notes are compiled from trial monitoring of 2,558 cases from 2009 ...

UCA News News Staff
http://www.ucanews.com/news/alarming-rate-of-juveniles-held-in-pre-trial-detention-in-cambodia/72267

Trafficker gets 10 years

The manager of Giant Ocean International, a now-defunct recruitment firm notorious for abuse scandals, was sentenced yesterday to 10 years in jail for trafficking hundreds of Cambodian fishermen to work in slave-like conditions overseas. Taiwanese national Lin Yu-shin, who ran the firm, was arrested in May ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea and Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/trafficker-gets-10-years

Malaysia Says No Draft Agreement on Maids Yet

Malaysia has not yet received a draft agreement aimed at protecting Cambodian migrant domestic workers from abuse, but the government is pressing Cambodia to lift its two-year moratorium on sending maids, a Malaysian official said Wednesday. In October 2011, Prime Minister Hun Sen imposed a ban ...

Dene-Hern Chen and Eang Mengleng
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/malaysia-says-no-draft-agreement-on-maids-yet-46399/

Trafficked numbers rising

Their stories have become all too familiar – Cambodian fishermen enslaved on fishing boats after being promised lucrative jobs overseas. They’re also becoming increasingly common. Anti-trafficking NGOs told the Post this week that they have noticed an exponential increase in the number of trafficking complaints from ...

Danson Cheong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052265773/National/trafficked-numbers-rising.html

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