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Lawsuit (SLAPP)

25 Mar 2020

Sem Sam - Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic Union (CCAWDU)


Date lawsuit was filed
25 Mar 2020
Date accuracy
All Correct
Sem Sam
Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic Union (CCAWDU)
Lawsuits: SLAPPs
Legal claims: Incitement to commit a felony, Threatening to cause damage and intentionally causing damage
Lawsuit Brought By: Company
Target: Individual
Location of Filing: Cambodia
Location of Incident: Cambodia
Zhong Yin (Cambodia) Co Ltd. Cambodia Clothing & textile Company Response


Four local unionists of the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic Union (“CCAWDU”), Mr. Samrong Borey, Mr. Toun Nay Leng, Mr. Sem Sam, and Mr. Sem Sophal, were sued by their employer, Zhong Yin Cambodia B Textile Co. Ltd., over their involvement in factory protests during January 2020 calling for unpaid salaries and settlements for over 200 terminated employees. On 25 March 2020, they were summoned by the Kandal Provincial Court to be questioned under accusations of incitement to commit a felony, threatening to cause damage, and intentionally causing damage.