15 years on, justice elusive in Cambodia union leader’s murder

Charismatic union leader Chea Vichea was shot dead in Phnom Penh on January 22, 2004, but his killers remain at large.

Phnom Penh – Rong Chhun was visiting family in rural Cambodia when he received a phone call telling him that his good friend and colleague Chea Vichea, a prominent union leader, had been shot dead by two men on a motorbike.

Vichea, the charismatic president of the Free Trade Union of Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia (FTUWKC), had been on a regular visit to a roadside newspaper stall in the capital, Phnom Penh.

That was on January 22, 2004.

In full: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/15-years-justice-elusive-cambodia-union-leader-murder-190121010702953.html

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