Critics say the 21 are being held without bail as a tactic to intimidate other would-be protesters.
In southern Thailand, some 200 unidentified Muslim migrants seeking resettlement in Turkey are being held by Thai authorities.
Phnom Penh Municipal Court says it will open a case filed by ousted residents of a Phnom Penh community within the next three weeks. But residents of the Borei Keila neighborhood say they have little faith the court.
Sugar plantations along the coast have been linked to land disputes, forced eviction and violence, making them potentially ineligible for preferential trade deals with Europe.
In a new report, the ILO says 30 of those factories showed signs of compliance improvement in 21 categories from December 2013 to February 2014.
Thai immigration officers said they would press charges against the group for illegal entry to Thailand and call for their deportation.
NGOs working in democracy, human rights and transparency all say they face a lack of cooperation from Cambodian authorities, especially in the provinces, a new report finds.
Workers have continued to call for a raise in the minimum wage, to $160 per month, and for the release of 21 people arrested in the Jan. 2 and Jan. 3 crackdowns.
In its annual rights report, the State Department said Cambodia’s rights problems have become more politicized, following flawed elections last year.
Seventeen different groups joined in the complaint, claiming the Hoang Anh Gia Lai rubber company had destroyed forestry lands affecting as many as 2,000 families.
Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered Phnom Penh authorities to grant permission to both sides of demonstrations to occupy Freedom Park in the capital.
The beating death of a Vietnamese-Cambodian earlier this month was the first incident in several years that some are calling a hate crime.