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Cambodia: Convicted union leaders call for independent investigation into 2014 garment workers crackdown

Author: Hul Reaksmey, VOA, Published on: 31 December 2018

"Four Convicted Union Leaders Call for New Independent Investigation Into Deadly 2014 Crackdown", 28 December 2018

Four Cambodian union leaders who were convicted over their alleged involvement in organizing garment worker strikes that led to the deaths of at least five people in early 2014 have called for an independent inquiry into the use of force against protesters...

Yang Sophoan, president of the Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions, said she had “requested to have a clear and impartial investigation comprising all relevant parties.”

Garment workers conducted a large-scale strike in late 2013 and early 2014 in industrial areas of Phnom Penh that led to a deadly showdown with military police and paratroopers...

...Gen. Khieu Sopheak, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, told VOA that only the courts could order new investigation...

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