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Soy Sros, union leader at Kampong Speu province's Superl (Cambodia) Co. Ltd. factory, at the Collective Union of Movement of Workers office in Phnom Penh on June 3, 2020. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

When a Unionist Took Her Grievances Online, Police Came Knocking

After a day of trying to speak to her factory’s HR manager over union members losing their jobs, Soy Sros posted her frustrations online. Two days later, police showed up at the factory and imprisoned her for almost two months. Her charge is pending.

The former CNRP headquarters in Phnom Penh before the opposition party was dissolved in November 2017.

Former CNRP Party Officer Jailed After Bail Release Last Year

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has jailed a former local officer of the outlawed opposition CNRP for allegedly violating the terms of his bail seven months after he was released from prison alongside dozens of other CNRP members, his lawyer said on Monday.

Kong Mas, a former CNRP official in Svay Rieng, in a photo posted to his Facebook page.

​Court Sentences Four Opposition Officials for Insult and Incitement

UPDATED 9:48 a.m. — The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has sentenced a former opposition official to one and a half years in prison for calling for a boycott of the 2018 election and criticizing the government in Facebook posts. Three other officials, including exiled acting opposition leader Sam Rainsy, were sentenced in absentia to one year and eight months’ imprisonment in the same case.

Three Former CNRP Members Charged Over Phone Discussion

The Kampong Thom Provincial Court on Wednesday charged three former Cambodia National Rescue Party members with public insult for discussing CNRP leaders’ pledged return to the country over the phone, according to their defense lawyer.

Activist Kung Raiya outside the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, in this file photo. (Khan Leakhena/VOD)

Kung Raiya Charged Over Kem Ley T-Shirt

UPDATED 7:22 p.m. — The Phnom Penh Municipal Court charged activist Kung Raiya with incitement to commit a felony today for printing T-shirts with murdered political analyst Kem Ley’s image and words.