Cambodian activists claim small victory against government crackdown | Asia Pacific

Cambodian activists claim small victory against government crackdown

Cambodian activists claim small victory against government crackdown

Updated 23 January 2014, 12:48 AEDT

Civil rights activists in Cambodia are claiming a small victory, after holding a street rally in defiance of a government ban on demonstrations.

The crackdown began three weeks ago after four people died when security forces fired on garment workers striking for better pay and conditions.

Yesterday's march through the streets of Phnom Penh passed the residence of Prime Minister Hun Sen without incident.

It was to mark the tenth anniversary of the murder of prominent trade union leader Chea Vichea.

Organiser and human rights activist Theary Seng said the peaceful rally attracted 300 people.

Presenter: Karon Snowdon

Speaker: Theary Seng, Cambodian human rights activist

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