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Former APLE chief arrested

Police mill around Our Home orphanage after the arrest of its director, Hang Vibol

The former country director of prominent child-protection NGO Action Pour Les Enfants (APLE) was charged yesterday by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court over allegations that he sexually assaulted at least nine residents at an orphanage he ran in 2013

Group’s prison visit curtailed

A female inmate holds her baby at a Phnom Penh prison in 2009

In a move seemingly incongruent with the government’s plans to offer clemency to a number of female inmates on International Women’s Day on Sunday, a local rights group announced yesterday that new restrictions introduced by authorities have force

Montagnard claims ‘false’

The UN refugee agency yesterday rejected claims from the Interior Ministry that it knows 10 Montagnards hoping to be assessed for asylum are not legitimate refugees.

Treaty to extradite to Russia mooted

Sergei Polonsky looks out to sea from his yacht near his private island, Koh Dek Koul.

Cambodia and Russia may soon ink an extradition treaty that could pave the way for fugitive tycoon Sergei Polonsky, and potentially other countrymen, to be deported home to face criminal charges.