Delayed Justice - Cambodia - Jeff-Kennel
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Justice Waits

Justice Waits

Lawyers and court officials watch a kung fu movie on tv after the first hearing of 19 year old Mao. He waits, handcuffed, after his first hearing since he was thrown in prison a year ago accused of (not charged with) petty theft. With no lawyer, no power and no money to informally speed up the process, he waits. An NGO, International Bridges to Justice, works to fix this situation by finding and representing those languishing in prison like Mao. Today's verdict is more waiting...an indefinite return to prison while more investigations are done. All too common in Cambodia, where with no money, few lawyers and fewer judges, justice comes slowly if it ever comes at all.

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