Acid Attacks: Cambodia Victims ‘Denied Government Aid’
February 5, 2019
(BBC) – Survivors of acid attacks in Cambodia are being denied free government treatment that they are legally entitled to, Human Rights Watch says. Its report focused on 17 survivors, none of whom are said to have received government aid for their injuries. In 2012, legislation was passed in Cambodia to toughen punishments for acid attack perpetrators and provide more support for victims. The government insists treatment for victims is being provided for free.