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Prison’s out for water festival

Out of 600 prisoners at Kampong Thom prison 18 may have their sentences reduced by six to 12 months for the upcoming Water Festival in November. ...

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http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5079922/prisons-water-festival/

Neighbors Visit Boeng Kak Hunger Strikers at Prey Sar Prison

Residents of Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak community yesterday said they visited four former neighbors now serving jail terms in Prey Sar prison for demonstrating against CPP Senator Lao Meng Khin’s real estate project and urged the women to end their reported hunger strike. A prison official, however, insisted there was ...

Prison labour still a threat: rights group

Prisoners still face being exploited for labour, despite the government’s March prakas banning goods made behind bars from being exported, rights group Licadho has said. Although Licadho believes the prakas will help protect the image of Cambodia’s garment industry, it says inmates still face exploitation under ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012051056084/National-news/prison-labour-still-a-threat-rights-group.html

Prison move may unravel

Human rights groups are warning that Cambodia’s new Prison Law will create financial incentives for violations of human rights within the Kingdom’s prisons and tarnish the image of the country’s most lucrative export industry: footwear and garments. They point to Article 71 of the new law, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011121253306/National-news/prison-move-may-unravel.html

Officials Move to Bring Unruly Garment Subcontractors in Line

Citing a government investigation that revealed factories colluding with unlicensed subcontractors to use unethical labor sources including prisoners, Minister of Commerce Cham Prasidh has asked the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia to urge adherence to labor law. Rehabilitation programs meant to teach vocational skills such ...

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