Cambodia’s Flimsy Cover-up for Labor Leader’s Arrest

On November 26, Cambodian authorities re-arrested prominent labor union leader Chhim Sithar for allegedly violating bail conditions requiring her not to travel abroad.

Chhim Sithar had visited Australia to attend the International Trade Union Confederation World Congress, and upon her return was detained at Phnom Penh International Airport.

Chhim Sithar helped lead a year-long protest after hundreds of employees of the NagaWorld casino complex in Phnom Penh were laid off, allegedly due to financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In January, she was arrested on incitement charges but was released on bail in March.

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