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Published: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 00:00:56 -0700

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Cambodia: HRW Wants Drug Detention Centers Shut

Sat, 07 Dec 2013 08:00:00 GMT

The Cambodia Daily, 07 Dec 2013 - The mistreatment of people detained at Cambodia's forced drug treatment centers continues unabated, and the government should release detainees and shutter the institutions, New York-based advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a new report. The report, entitled They Treat Us Like Animals, which was obtained Friday, found that the government has failed to address serious problems at the country's drug treatment facilities that were raised in a previous report in 2009.

Cambodia: Cambodia's New Killing Fields

Tue, 21 Sep 2004 07:00:00 GMT

Daily Times, 21 Sep 2004 - Sao Sony, 16, stares ahead with glazed eyes as he talks about his escape from life as a methamphetamine-addicted child labourer on a commercial farm. He remembers scores of friends and colleagues he left behind and says he is lucky. He believes he escaped the new Killing Fields as Cambodia, freshly emerged from civil war, finds itself caught once more in a different sort of regional conflict that seems equally beyond its control. And this war against methamphetamines is one experts warn has the potential to overshadow even the Khmer Rouge regime in its destructive scale and toll. At his farm in remote Phnom Proek district, a former Khmer Rouge stronghold on the Thai-Cambodia border, Sony says, all the male workers smoked the drug they call by its Thai names of 'yaba'. He first tried it at age 12, when friends took turns waving a lighter under tablets on foil or in bottles and then sucked the milky smoke into their lungs through a straw. Yet others swallowed the purple or orange tablets whole so the effects would be milder but last longer. A few had already picked up the new fashion from Thailand of mixing it with their blood and injecting it into each other's veins with a shared syringe.

Cambodia: Speeding Toward A Chemical Death In Cambodia

Wed, 15 Sep 2004 07:00:00 GMT

The Taipei Times, 15 Sep 2004 - For some commentators the amount of methamphetamines being used in Cambodia could hurt the country and its youth more than the effects of war. Sao Sony, 16, stares ahead with glazed eyes as he talks about his escape from life as a methamphetamine-addicted child laborer on a commercial farm.

Cambodia: Cambodian Border Closed Due To Thai Drug War

Fri, 07 Mar 2003 08:00:00 GMT

The China Post, 07 Mar 2003 - PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, AP - Prime Minister Hun Sen said Thursday, that he ordered the border with Thailand closed because he feared Thai authorities would accuse visiting Cambodians of being drug traffickers and shoot them. More than 1,000 suspected drug traffickers have been killed in a tough anti-drug campaign launched by the Thai government on Feb. 1. Police say they have shot a small number of the suspects in self defense, but that most were gunned down by drug gangs trying to silence possible informants.

Cambodia: Wire: Cambodia Now A Major Heroin Smuggling Route To

Fri, 22 Mar 2002 08:00:00 GMT

Reuters, 22 Mar 2002 - PHNOM PENH - Cambodia is emerging as a major transit country for drug trafficking from Southeast Asia to the West as the infamous Golden Triangle replaces Afghanistan as the world's top producer of heroin, U.N. and local officials said on Friday. They said a hefty 200 kg (440 lbs) of heroin was crossing Cambodia's borders each month, much higher than previous years, with most of it ending up in Australia, Japan, Europe and the United States.

Cambodia: Cambodia Removed From Drug-Transit List

Fri, 02 Nov 2001 08:00:00 GMT

The Oklahoman, 02 Nov 2001 - Not A Threat To U.S., Says Bush WASHINGTON - President Bush removed Cambodia from the list of the world's biggest drug traffickers Friday, because he said the heroin transit that put the Southeast Asian country on the list five years ago has posed no threat to the United States.

Cambodia: Wire: Cambodia Tells Farmers: No More Pot

Sat, 26 Jun 1999 07:00:00 GMT

Associated Press, 26 Jun 1999 - PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) Prime Minister Hun Sen urged farmers Saturday to stop planting marijuana. The Cambodian leader, speaking in observance of World Anti-Narcotics Day, asked all Cambodians to fight the country's growing drug-trafficking problem.

Cambodia: Elderly Cannabis Hawkers Arrested

Thu, 18 Feb 1999 08:00:00 GMT

South China Morning Post, 18 Feb 1999 - Seven elderly Cambodian women who sell marijuana to foreigners at a tourist market in Phnom Penh have been arrested and are being held in custody pending trial. National anti-drug officials condemned the arrests, saying the peasant women were small-time sellers and police only busted them after failing to extort money.

Cambodia rejects drugtrade link report

Mon, 28 Jul 1997 07:00:00 GMT

, 28 Jul 1997 - Copies of the letter were distributed by the information ministry. The letter was in response to a report in the newspaper that cited Western antinarcotics officials and Cambodian sources as saying Second Prime Minister Hun Sen had surrounded himself with suspected drug traffickers who bankrolled his projects, gave him gifts and sought to turn Cambodia into a ``narcostate.''