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HRD Attack

1 Jul 2020

Yang Sophorn - Cambodian Alliance of Trade Union (CATU)

Incident date
1 Jul 2020
Date accuracy
All Correct
Yang Sophorn
Cambodian Alliance of Trade Union (CATU)
Intimidation & threats
Target: Individual
Location of Incident: Cambodia
Violet Apparel Cambodia Clothing & textile
Other actors


On 1 July 2020, Ms. Yang Sophorn, the President of Cambodian Alliance of Trade Union (CATU), reportedly received a letter issued by the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, alleging that she had conducted illegal activities by organizing a demonstration in front of Violet Apparel Co. Ltd. Ms. Yang Sophorn had been supporting Violet Apparel workers after the company closed down its operation without providing advance notice to the employees. The letter reportedly threatened CATU with possible deregistration in the event that Ms. Yang Sophorn does not cease her activities related to Violet Apparel.