Malaysian Government Denies Abuse Claims
Malaysia’s Immigration Department said this week that allegations of severe physical abuse of women at a government-run detention center were false, while the country’s human rights body will launch its own investigation into the claims, according to Malaysian media reports.
The allegations came from two Cambodian women who say they were repeatedly hit and kicked by guards at Malaysia’s Juru detention center and saw fellow inmates, including other Cambodians, die there—possibly from their injuries. The Cambodia Daily spoke with one of the women last month. Labor rights group Central, which flew both women home in mid-June, said it spoke with the second woman as well, and that she corroborated the account of the first.
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