74 Khmer Prisoners to be Deported from Thailand

Oddar Meanchey province: Between April and October, Thai authorities have released a number of Khmer prisoners who have been in Thai custody. A total of 74, including seven women were dispatched to Cambodian border authorities at the border gate in Phum Mam, Anlong Veng District, Oddar Meanchey.

All Cambodian prisoners were charged by the Thai authorities for illegal cross-border logging and received jail terms of 2 years to 3 years in Thailand.

A 19-year-old man, Thun Chantha, a resident of Mondul 10 Village, Kantuot Commune, Chorm Ksan District, Preah Vihear Province (pictured) was arrested by Thai authorities on October 13, 2018.

People are still crossing the Dangreks for illegal logging and Thai soldiers have killed and arrested many Cambodians over the past decade.


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