Striking casino workers detained in Cambodia

Trial of Christian activist Theary Seng continues after protest walk.

Cambodian police have detained more than 100 striking casino workers for breaching Covid-19 health protocols amid accusations the authorities were using the pandemic as a cover to crack down on industrial action deemed illegal by the courts.

Reports say 64 striking workers at the NagaWorld casino complex were detained on Feb. 21 and a further 39 on Feb. 22 after two workers tested positive for Covid-19. Of them, 62 were released but 41 remain in custody.

Female workers claimed they were sexually harassed after they were taken to an abandoned building that once housed an NGO.

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