The International Justice Mission study of 260 fishermen from Myanmar and Cambodia found 38 percent were clearly trafficked and another 49 percent possibly trafficked.
Last week, the group circulated Taiwanese trade figures that showed imports of silica sand dwarfed Cambodia’s recorded exports by $30 million.
Findings prompt calls for stronger labor rights, improved governance of migrants, action to address root causes of debt bondage and better victim identification.
Radio Free Asia last week announced the closure of its news bureau in Cambodia after 20 years of operation.
Diplomatic efforts have so far failed to halt the county's descent into authoritarianism ahead of elections next year.
For many, the closure of the paper after almost 25 years was heartbreaking and marked a dramatic attack on freedom of the press.
In a separate statement, Amnesty International said the government must immediately end its “escalating assault” on the opposition.
VOA’s Sok Khemara spoke to Congressman Alan Lowenthal about where Cambodia is heading in the run up to next year’s election.
The CNRP in a statement on Sunday called for Sokha’s immediate release and condemned the arrest of a lawmaker in violation of his constitutional immunity.
Bou Rachana, the widow of Cambodian political analyst Kem Ley, who was assassinated about one year ago, speaks about her family’s suffering and search for justice.
Freedom of the press, a cornerstone of the US Constitution, is under attack from Trump, Zeid says.
U.S. officials, including veteran Senator John McCain, have also called on the Trump administration to take action against Hun Sen’s government over the crackdown.