Cambodia to release 10,000 prisoners

About 10,000 of Cambodia’s prisoners will be freed as part of the country’s anti-prison overcrowding campaign.

Interior Minister Sar Kheng said the bulk of the inmates had mostly served their sentences and would continue to be monitored after their release to prevent repeat offences.

He said the government had been working to tackle overcrowding in prisons, which has aroused concerns on human rights issues and puts a burden on the state to spend huge sums of money for the inmates.

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