Rights Group Calls for Investigation into Incarcerated Baby’s Death

Local rights group Licadho has asked Phnom Penh prison officials to investigate the death of a five-month-old baby last month, who was living with her mother at the capital’s Correctional Center 2.

The baby, whose mother was arrested and in pre-trial detention for possessing $2.50 of methamphetamine, had been taken to National Pediatric Hospital for a thighbone fracture in late January, according to statement issued by Licadho on Tuesday.

The hospital did not allow the baby to spend the night for observation, after which the baby returned to prison with its mother and started to experience medical complications, such as a high fever and persistent coughing.

In full: https://www.voacambodia.com/a/rights-group-calls-for-investigation-into-incarcerated-baby-s-death/5296404.html

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