Shoddy police work and inadequate court investigations resulting in a lack of evidence have led to the release or mild punishment of alleged human traffickers, experts and government officials said Wednesday. Because the majority of police and investigating judges were not trained to deal with human trafficking cases and had no experience in doing so, trials were hampered by poor evidence, which can lead to the release of perpetrators, Ith Rady, undersecretary of state with the Ministry of Justice, said on the sidelines of a meeting on human trafficking in Phnom Penh. “If there’s no evidence, [judges] will
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