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Cambodia jails critics deported by Thailand


Three Cambodian refugees deported by Thailand have been jailed on charges of conspiracy and incitement, police said. The pretrial detention of the three members of Cambodia’s disbanded opposition party comes amid a broad clampdown that has been condemned by the UN. Veourn Veasna and Voeung Samnang were returned earlier this month. Thavry Lanh, a former commune chief, was sent back to Cambodia on Saturday, Human Rights Watch said. “The ‘swap mart’ arrangemen­t between Cambodian and Thai authoritar­ians is operating at full speed, running roughshod over refugee protection­s and rights,” its Asia deputy director, Phil Robertson, said.

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