Cambodia’s packed prisons show drug fight ‘failure’: Amnesty International

Cambodia’s prisons are overspilling with drug convicts after a crackdown on addicts, a rights group said Wednesday (May 13), releasing rare footage of dozens of inmates squashed together in a sweltering cell.

The kingdom has taken a hard line on drugs in recent years as traffickers use the country as a transit point for heroin and methamphetamine and domestic addiction surges.

Drug suspects arrested in poor neighbourhoods often have no legal recourse, according to a report by Amnesty International, which has led to a ballooning prison population.

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