No Relief for Cambodian Acid Attack Survivors

Cambodia’s acid attack victims face lifelong pain—with little hope of justice or recovery given deep flaws in the legal and health care systems.
 
Human Rights Watch tracked 17 cases of violent attacks using acid from 2013-2017, and learned that perpetrators rarely go to prison—and victims rarely receive the free medical care they are entitled to.
 
The researchers did not find a single victim who had received free treatment, nor did it find any hospital staffers aware of the law—not even the head doctor at the burn unit of the country’s largest public hospital.

Human Rights Watch

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