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STOP THE BRUTAL SUPPRESSION OF WORKERS AND TRADE UNIONS IN CAMBODIA

Support Cambodian working people who have been struggling for their rights.

The Cambodian government has been violently suppressing the legitimate strike organised and participated by the majority of garment, textile and footwear workers demanding higher minimum wage. Numerous media reports confirmed that the use of excessive force of the police and armed forces brutally killed at least four workers and severely injured 23 workers and supporters between 2nd and 3rd January 2014. We have been informed that many arrests were made by authorities as well and 10 workers are under police and army custody up to date. It is very unfortunate that it was the government not the workers who initiated the violent clash between security forces and strikers.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Minister of Justice
    Mr. Ang Vong Vathna
  • Cabinet of the Prime Minister
    Mr. Hun Sen
  • The Office of the Council of Ministers Press and Quick Reaction Unit
    Council of Ministers Press and Quick Reaction Unit (2)
  • The Office of the Council of Ministers Press and Quick Reaction Unit
    Council of Ministers Press and Quick Reaction Unit (1)
  • The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
    The Deputy Prime Minister
  • Senior Minister of Information
    Khieu Kanharith
  • Office of the Prime Minister
    Hun Sen office
  • UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion & protection of the right to freedom of opinion & expression
    Mr. Frank La Rue (copy)
  • UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
    Mr. Maina Kiai (copy)
  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia
    Mr. Surya Prasad Subedi
  • General Secretary, Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia
    Mr. Kenloo
  • President, Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia
    Mr. Van Souieng
  • Minister of Interior
    Mr. Sar Kheng
  • Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training
    Office of Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training (Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training)


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