Protests continued into Monday over the jailing of prominent labor leader Rong Chhun in relation to his comments on the alleged loss of Cambodian territory to Vietnam, while a border official disputed the unionist’s claims.
Chhun, the president of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions and a representative of the Cambodia Watchdog Council, was arrested on Friday night on charges of “incitement to commit a felony” over a recent statement about border markers between Cambodia and Vietnam.
On Saturday and Sunday, several dozen protesters rallied in front of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court with banners, demanding the release of the outspoken union leader. About 20 demonstrators were seen outside the court again on Monday.
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