Cambodia arrests casino strike union leader

Union leader Chhim Sithar, who has led a year-long strike and demonstrations outside the NagaWorld casino in Phnom Penh, has been detained by authorities after returning from Australia and a 12-day trade union conference.

Human rights group Licadho said she was detained at Phnom Penh International Airport on Nov. 26 and was sent to a correctional facility for apparently violating bail conditions set earlier this year after being released from pre-trial detention.

“Upon her release, neither Sithar nor her lawyers were informed of any judicial supervision or probation conditions, such as travel restrictions,” Licadho said in a statement. Chhim Sithar is president of the Labor Rights Supported Union of Khmer Employees of NagaWorld which wants improved severance pay and 365 union leaders and delegates reinstated after they were laid off in April last year.

In full:

Related Stories

Latest News