Amnesty accuses Cambodia of ‘mass forced evictions’ at Angkor Wat
15 November 2023 | 1:33 pm
The Cambodian government has been accused of using "direct and subtle threats" to evict thousands of families living near the Angkor Wat Unesco World Heritage Site.
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