Dozens of labor rights activists rallied in Bangkok on Friday to condemn the Cambodia government following a violent crackdown that cleared anti-government protests and sriking garmenr workers from the streets of Phnom Penh. The violence took at least five lives. (AP/Bangkok and Siem Reap)
In recent weeks the Cambodia government has cracked down on striking garment workers demanding a doubling of the minimum wage, as well as political opposition groups who accuse the ruling party of rigging the last election. VOA has the interview.
At least five housing rights activists were detained for much of the day Monday, as a government crackdown on ongoing protests continues. Among the detained was Tep Vanny, an outspoken leader who has been to the United States on separate occasions to speak to officials about housing rights and forced evictions in Cambodia. (Heng Reaksmey, Phnom Penh)