Around 1,000 Sabrina factory workers on Wednesday protested outside Kompong Speu provincial court demanding the release of their union leaders. Eight union leaders were arrested by police on Monday after around 4,000 workers on strike clashed with police at Cambodian garment factory in Kompong Speu. (Reuters)
The Cambodian Appeals Court on Wednesday held a hearing in the case of housing rights activist Yorm Bopha, who is serving three years for allegedly instigating violence in an altercation in Phnom Penh last year. Yorm Bopha was arrested in August 2012 after she appeared at the scene of a fight between two men who were drinking rice wine at a drink shop in the Boeung Kak neighborhood of the capital, according to the rights group Licadho. (Heng Reaksmey, Phnom Penh)
Around 4,000 striking workers on Monday June 3, 2013 forced their way into a factory in Cambodia that makes clothing for US sportswear company Nike and clashed briefly with colleagues who has remained on the jobs before being dispersed by police. (Reuters, Phnom Penh)
Union leaders say the collapse was an indicator of lax inspections and standards at factories throughout the country and could be harmful to the reputation of the garment sector, which employs hundreds of thousands of workers.