NGO coalition urges release of Cambodian unionist

Laws banning the travel of Chhim Sithar were 'secret and undisclosed,' her supporters say.

A coalition of 69 NGOs has called for the immediate and unconditional release of Cambodian trade unionist Chhim Sithar, who was detained on Nov. 26 at Phnom Penh airport after returning home from a conference in Australia.

Authorities claimed Chhim Sithar, president of the Labor Rights Supported Union of Khmer Employees of NagaWorld (LRSU), violated earlier bail conditions set after she was arrested for protesting outside the NagaWorld casino.

But her supporters claimed neither Chhim Sithar nor her lawyers were informed of any bail conditions and a request by her lawyers to view her case file, which would contain such conditions, was never granted, in violation of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

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