Monday, 22 September 2014

Human Rights

Appeals Court Opens Hearing in Violent Child Trafficking Case

The couple is accused of beating and sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl after purchasing her from Theoung Ret for $400.

Theoung Ret is alleged to have bought the girl from her mother.Theoung Ret is alleged to have bought the girl from her mother.
x
Theoung Ret is alleged to have bought the girl from her mother.
Theoung Ret is alleged to have bought the girl from her mother.
VOA Khmer
PHNOM PENH - The Appeals Court on Monday opened a hearing in a gruesome child trafficking case, in which a married couple is accused of torturing a young girl.

In 2010, Phnom Penh Municipal Court found Va Saroeun and his wife, Meas Nary, who are both high school teachers, guilty of child trafficking and torture, while it found Theoung Ret, 64, guilty of child trafficking.

The couple is accused of beating and sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl after purchasing her from Theoung Ret for $400. Theoung Ret is alleged to have bought the girl from her mother.

Va Saroeun and Meas Nary were sentenced to 10 years each for purchasing the girl and abusing her, while Theoung Ret received a five-year sentence, for selling the girl. The three have denied the charges and appealed. A decision is expected from the Appeals Court next month.

During Wednesday’s hearing, the victim described scenes of horrific torture, saying she had been slapped in the face, had her arms twisted and her genitals abused with pliers. She said she was beaten with wires and had two of her bones broken. When she was discovered, she had at least 200 bruises on her body.

The couple defended their actions in court, saying they had meant to “re-educate” the girl and had not abused her. Theoung Ret said she had not sold the girl, but had received money from the couple as thanks for raising her.

Defense attorney Eum March argued that the punishment handed down by the lower court was “much graver” than the injuries suffered by the girl.
Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Human Rights Deteroriating in Cambodia, Says Activisti
X
19 September 2014
Human rights in Cambodia is deteriorating and activist has urged the two main political parties to work together to reverse the trend and end culture of impunity. VOA Khmer Men Kimseng interviews Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, when she was in Washington, D.C early this week.

English with Mani & Mori

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Make It Two (Movie: A Walk to Remember)i
X
12 September 2014
You can say, "Make it two, please!" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to www.khmer.voanews.com/maniandmori or www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
Video

Video Make It Two (Movie: A Walk to Remember)

You can say, "Make it two, please!" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to www.khmer.voanews.com/maniandmori or www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
Video

Video Ballpark Figure (Movie: Music and Lyrics)

You can say, "I'm going to throw a pool party this weekend, so can you give me a 'ballpark figure' of how many people are going to come?" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
Video

Video Twist Someone's Arm (Movie: Cinderella Man)

You can say, "Every time I want my sister to clean her room, I always have to 'twist her arm' to get her to do it." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
Video

Video Doze Off (Movie: Hairspray)

You can say, "I don't know why, but every time I eat 'prahok' (Cambodian anchovy) I find myself 'dozing off' all the time." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to facebook.com/voakhmer or youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.
See more >>>