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No reply to request for help for addicts in jail

The Health Ministry has yet to respond to a request from the Interior Ministry last week seeking assistance in dealing with drug abuse in the country’s prisons and rehabilitation centers, Interior Ministry secretary of state Nuth Sa An said yesterday. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/22807/no-reply-to-request-for-help-for-addicts-in-jail/

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

A prison by any other name . . .

Prisons across the country will soon be referred to only as “correctional centres” to change a public perception that they are places where people are simply locked up, the Ministry of Interior announced yesterday. Nuth Sa An, secretary of state at the ministry, said the change ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/prison-any-other-name

Donors Asked to Freeze Aid Over NGO Law

Ten international organizations including Freedom House, Human Rights Watch, and Global Witness have urged dozens of foreign ministers to consider freezing aid to Cambodia if the government passes the current draft of its proposed NGO law. In a letter sent Wednesday to 36 foreign ministers ...

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