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Hackers cut deal to work for gov’t
Hackers cut deal to work for gov’t
PPP, 2014-10-01
Duch Piseth, head of trial monitoring at the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, described the court’s decision as strange and unprecedented.
AUSTRALIA'S CAMBODIAN REFUGEES REALLY, REALLY DON'T WANT TO GET SENT BACK
AUSTRALIA'S CAMBODIAN REFUGEES REALLY, REALLY DON'T WANT TO GET SENT BACK
VICE, 2014-09-30
But Ou Virak, Director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said, “There’s really no way of knowing if the money will be properly used, and if it’s not, then there’s not really anything Australia can do about it. It’s just being used to buy off Cambodia.
Painful tools exported here
Painful tools exported here
PPP, 2014-09-29
“Torture throughout Cambodian history has been a continuous norm. It is the main method that police use to extract confessions,” said Ou Virak, president of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights.
Cambodia Defends Refugee Deal with Australia
Cambodia Defends Refugee Deal with Australia
VOA, 2014-09-29
Ou Virak, board president for the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, says Cambodia has not thought through the program well enough. A year of language training and a little vocational training “is not enough,” he said.
Cambodians protest Australia resettlement deal
Cambodians protest Australia resettlement deal
AP, 2014-09-26
Ou Virak, chairman of the nonpartisan Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said his country "couldn't give humanitarian support even if we wanted to." "Cambodia is poor as hell. Most of her people do not have access to decent health care, education. Money alone will not able to fix these things for the refugees," he said in an interview by email. "I think they will be left in limbo for years."
Human rights groups describe Cambodia asylum seeker deal as shameful
Human rights groups describe Cambodia asylum seeker deal as shameful
ABC News, 2014-09-25
Virak Ou, told Radio National Breakfast the country was poor and had a terrible record for protecting refugees. "It is shameful but it is also illegal. The Australian Government has an obligation to protect refugees and sending them Cambodia's way is not how a responsible country protects refugees," he said.
Australia to resettle asylum-seekers in Cambodia
Australia to resettle asylum-seekers in Cambodia
themalaymailonline, 2014-09-25
Ou Virak, chairman of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, slammed the proposed deal as “a failure for refugees”. “It looks like Australia has bought Cambodia to provide services for refugees,” he told AFP.
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