In Cambodia, witchcraft violence down but still a concern

Phnom Penh – Witchcraft-related human rights violations have decreased but remain an area of concern in some remote parts of Cambodia, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said.

“Between 2012 and 2018, the OHCHR documented 49 witchcraft-related cases, among which 35 involved killings and 14 attempted killings or harassment,” the UN body’s Popular Justice report said.

The 35 deaths were among 73 reported cases of mob violence between 2010 and 2018 that resulted in 57 people being killed.

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