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Cambodia: A Cambodian news fixer in a documentary film of sex trafficking is in detention and faces charges of incitement to discriminate

Author: Matt Surrusco, Southeast Asia Globe, Published on: 18 December 2018

"He wanted to expose Cambodia’s virginity trade. Now, he’s in prison", 15 December 2018

A Cambodian translator helped foreign journalists film a documentary about alleged sex trafficking in the Kingdom. Authorities now claim the film’s subjects said they were paid to be in the film. The translator’s wife … tells that her husband is afraid, sick and innocent.

A Cambodian woman says she sold her daughter’s virginity for $1,000 because they needed the money…, the girl confirms her mother’s account…

…, the documentary film produced by Russian news outlet RT about child sex trafficking in Cambodia was published online and widely shared, garnering the attention of authorities…

Now, the film’s Cambodian news fixer is being detained … on charges of “incitement to discriminate,” his wife and a court spokesman said...

The film, titled “My Mother Sold Me: Cambodia, Where Virginity Is a Commodity,” tells the stories of four Cambodian girls who were trafficked or paid for sex at the behest of poor relatives or partners…

Mony, who is president of the Cambodian Construction Workers Trade Union Federation, told his wife that the film was true and he didn’t pay the mother, Kav Malay, or her daughter, …, for the interviews, Kimheang said, …

…, Mony fled Cambodia for Thailand, fearing he would be arrested ...

Last year, Prime Minister Hun Sen vowed to shut down a Christian anti-trafficking organisation that was featured in a CNN report about girls who were sold into sexual slavery by their mothers, …

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