Rights group urges Cambodia to drop case against six unionists

A human rights group on Thursday urged authorities in Cambodia to end the prosecution of six trade unionists accused of stoking violent clashes between protesting workers and security forces, calling the case against them “politically motivated.”

New York-based Human Rights Watch said prominent activists Pav Sina, Chea Mony, Art Thun, Rong Chhun, Mam Nhim and Yang Sophon had been scheduled for a court hearing on Sept. 12—just five days before unions have scheduled the start of a new campaign for an increase in the minimum wage. …

Joshua Lipes