Cambodian Man Found Dead in Custody Amid Thailand Immigration Sweep

Phnom Penh and Bangkok – The Thai government has confirmed that a Cambodian national was among two immigrants found dead in a detention center in Bangkok last week.

The Cambodian man, identified only as Sakhi, 55, was found dead with another Vietnamese detainee, known as Robat, 77, according to Thailand Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Busadee Santipitak.

The pair had been held in police custody at the Immigration Bureau’s detention center in Bangkok’s Thung Mahamek district amid nationwide raids by officials on undocumented migrant workers, Busadee Santipitak told VOA.

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