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Ambassador brushes off black monday allegations

The US Ambassador to Cambodia yesterday denied American involvement in the Black Monday protest, according to a Foreign Ministry spokesman. ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/24872/ambassador-brushes-off-black-monday-allegations/

Cambodia factories snub workers arrested in January strikes

While the smoke has long cleared on January’s violent garment strikes, for many of the 23 workers and unionists arrested and tried on charges widely considered to be baseless, the ordeal is far from over. Nine months after security forces used deadly violence to end strikes ...

Alice Cuddy, Chhay Channyda & Mom Kunthear
http://www.ucanews.com/news/cambodia-factories-snub-workers-arrested-in-january-strikes/72213

Food fight: Vendors and security feud over parking

Security guards from Derm Kor market in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district destroyed produce from nearly 100 vegetable vendors yesterday morning after ordering sellers to vacate the premises for parking. ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/food-fight-vendors-and-security-feud-over-parking

After jail, Pov gains following

Before he was arrested in January, Vorn Pov and the union he created were not widely known outside of activist circles. But when he emerged from Phnom Penh’s CC1 prison on Friday, he walked away as one of the highest-profile unionists in the country, and a ...

Kevin Ponniah, May Titthara and Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/after-jail-pov-gains-following

Medical trips await 9 of 23

Nine of the group of 23 workers and labour activists who were released from custody and given suspended sentences on Friday over January’s garment employee protests will receive medical care in Thailand, rights group Licadho said yesterday. A number of the men were beaten by security ...

Meas Sokchea
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/medical-trips-await-9-23

New charges as trial wraps

Despite presenting no hard evidence against defendants throughout the two trials of 23 men arrested during a strike that turned deadly in early January, a prosecutor used his closing statement yesterday to up the charges against union leader Vorn Pov. The final day of two trials ...

Sean Teehan, Buth Reaksmey Kongkea and May Titthara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-charges-trial-wraps

Cambodian court again delays trial of 23 jailed protesters

A court in Phnom Penh put off for the second time Tuesday the trial of 23 Cambodians arrested during a deadly worker strike crackdown, drawing criticism from rights groups who said the move was politically motivated. After a five-hour hearing, with hundreds of riot police manning ...

Radio Free Asia News Staff
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/trial-05062014144900.html

Concerns ahead of trial for 23

One the eve of the trial of 23 people arrested during a garment strike in January, their supporters yesterday expressed concern that politics, rather than the facts, may determine the verdict. Nearly four months after their arrests at protests on January 2 and 3 – the ...

Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/concerns-ahead-trial-23

IDEA activist denied bail

Moments after Prak Sovannary heard the Court of Appeal denied her husband’s request for bail, she sobbed over a speaker affixed to the top of a tuk-tuk, condemning the decision to about 150 supporters. “Release him! Release him!” said Sovannary, the wife of Independent Democracy of ...

Chhay Channyda and Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/idea-activist-denied-bail

Bail request for Pov as union seeks property

A union leader among 21 workers and activists arrested in January demonstrations will appear in the Court of Appeal to argue for bail next week, despite the same court denying his request last month. Vorn Pov, president of Independent Democracy of Informal Economy Association (IDEA), and ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bail-request-pov-union-seeks-property

‘Like animals in a cage’

A day after union leader Vorn Pov was violently arrested during garment strikes in early January, he was driven to an unknown location and told by armed officers to get out of the vehicle. The union leader said his group of co-accused share a cell ...

May Titthara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/%E2%80%98-animals-cage%E2%80%99

Detainee speaks out online

As lawyers for 21 defendants denied bail by the Court of Appeal last week wait for the Supreme Court to respond to their appeals, the most high-profile of the detainees is speaking out via social media. On Friday night, Prak Sovannary, wife of Vorn Pov – ...

Sean Teehan and Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/detainee-speaks-out-online

Bail denied for 21 detainees

Defence attorneys will now turn to the Supreme Court after a Court of Appeals judge denied bail this morning for all 21 people still detained from clashes with authorities during garment strike demonstrations last month. The presiding judge said he decided not to allow bail based ...

Sean Teehan and May Titthara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bail-denied-21-detainees

Supporters of 21 to march to embassies

Activists may find themselves in a showdown with police this morning during a planned vigil on Phnom Penh’s riverside and a march to several embassies. National Military Police spokesman Kheng Tito said yesterday that people supporting the release of 21 people detained during a garment strike ...

Mom Kunthear and Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/supporters-21-march-embassies

CNRP to try to visit jailed 23

Opposition party members will lead a delegation to the doors of Kampong Cham Correctional Centre 3 on Tuesday in the hope of visiting the 23 people imprisoned there following a violent crackdown on striking garment workers in early January. Despite having previously been denied access to ...

May Titthara and Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cnrp-try-visit-jailed-23

Witnesses speak for CC3 detainees

Four witnesses appeared at Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday to testify on behalf of 13 of the 23 men detained in Kampong Cham’s Correctional Centre 3 since crackdowns on striking garment workers at the beginning of this month, a lawyer representing the 13 said. ...

Meas Sokchea
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/witnesses-speak-cc3-detainees

CNRP denied access to suspects

Phnom Penh Municipality has rejected a request from the Cambodia National Rescue Party to visit the 23 detainees held in Kampong Cham province’s Tropaing Phlong prison, also known as Correctional Centre 3. In a letter sent to the CNRP dated January 21, Phnom Penh Municipal Court ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cnrp-denied-access-suspects

11 Activists Arrested for Views That ‘Impact Public Order’

Eleven political activists were pulled off the street by helmeted security guards Tuesday morning during a peaceful march to foreign embassies to deliver petitions calling for an end to government violence and the release of 23 imprisoned activists and strikers. The 11 protesters—10 land rights activists ...

Phorn Bopha and Colin Meyn
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/eleven-activists-arrested-for-views-that-impact-public-order-50934/

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