UN pressures Cambodia to release trade unionist

Despite its low-ranking court system, the government defends Chhim Sithar’s conviction and her two-year jail term.

The United Nations Human Rights Office has urged the immediate release of a prominent trade unionist after Cambodia’s Supreme Court upheld her conviction and a two-year jail term.

Chhim Sithar was jailed for “incitement to felony or disturb social order” in May last year after leading a strike against mass layoffs at the NagaWorld Casino in Phnom Penh.

On May 3, a four-judge panel found convictions against her and seven other defendants appropriate.

In full: https://www.ucanews.com/news/un-pressures-cambodia-to-release-trade-unionist/105003

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