Impoverished Cambodians facing forced evictions


Urban renewal sounds like an attractive proposition, but not for Cambodia’s poor. The nation’s government is illegally and forcibly removing thousands of Cambodia’s most vulnerable citizens from their homes all under the guise of development. This according to a recent report by Amnesty International titled, ‘Rights Razed: Forced Evictions in Cambodia’. But Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government has strongly refuted these claims unequivocally stating that “there are absolutely no forcible and unlawful evictions in Cambodia”.

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Tuesday, April 29 2008
Produced By Dilenjit Singh
Featured in storyDavid Pred - Cambodian Country Director for Bridges Across South East AsiaOu Virak - Director of the Cambodian Centre for Human RightsMu Sochua - Deputy Secretary of the Opposition Sam Rainsy Party, Former Cambodian Minister for Women's and Veterans Affairs and Human Rights Activist

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