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Joe Amon

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Joe Amon
18 Dec 2013

Drug treatment centres give more abuse than therapy

Scattered across Cambodia are eight "drug treatment" centres. Each holds between 40 and 400 people whom the government claims are receiving treatment and rehabilitation for drug dependency. But don't be fooled. These centres are often surrounded by high walls or barbed wire fences. They are run by the police, gendarmerie and the army, or government agencies with no medical expertise.

18 Dec 2013