Human rights organizations have criticized the way children are treated in Cambodia’s justice system. They say there are hundreds of under-age prisoners in the country’s jails and many of them are forced to share cells with adults. A coalition of local and international groups has called on the government to pass legislation to protect the children. Cambodia?s Licadho says that children have reported beatings from prison officials and fellow-inmates alike. An official from UNICEF warned that the problem was getting out of hand. (BBC)

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