Cambodia is maintaining the convictions and prison sentences for eight individuals associated with the Labor Rights Supported Union (LRSU) of Khmer Employees of the NagaWorld casino, despite pleas by human rights groups.
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court initially handed down the sentences, which the defendants later appealed. Among them is Chhim Sithar, the union leader and president of the LRSU, who remains incarcerated.
The case revolves around the activities of LRSU and its leaders, who have been– and still are – advocating for labor rights within the NagaWorld casino for the past several years. The legal proceedings have raised concerns about the freedom of association and expression for workers in Cambodia.