29 January 2010

Useless UNICEF

'A LOCAL rights group [Human Rights Watch] says it has proof that UNICEF resources have been used to transport illegally detained children to a controversial drug rehabilitation centre accused of human rights abuses.'

~Phnom Penh Post 28 January 2010

That proof seems solid- the group has photos- but UNICEF is so far refusing to comment. Human Rights Watch also claim that they met with UNICEF in September 2009 to express concerns that the government run, so-called rehabilitation centre, that UNICEF supports, was beating and illegally detaining kids with drug addictions. UNICEF failed to act. The van used to transport the kids is sign written 'Provided with the support of UNICEF and the EC,' and 'Child-friendly justice system.'

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