UN Experts Concerned By Cambodia Casino Strike Arrests

The arrest and detention of casino union leaders and activists in Cambodia “may amount to a breach of human rights law”, United Nations rights experts said Wednesday.

Hundreds of workers have been protesting against lay-offs at a Phnom Penh gambling hotspot run by a Hong Kong-listed firm. They were demanding the reinstatement of 365 employees laid off last year during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Chhim Sithar, the leader of the workers’ union at Nagacorp Ltd’s casino and hotel complex, was dragged into a car by plainclothes police as she arrived at a protest on Tuesday, AFP journalists at the scene said.

In full: https://www.barrons.com/news/un-experts-concerned-by-cambodia-casino-strike-arrests-01641404107

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