Kingdom of Cambodia: The killing of trade unionist Chea Vichea

Kingdom of Cambodia: The killing of trade unionist Chea Vichea

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Index Number: ASA 23/008/2004
Date Published: 3 December 2004

Chea Vichea, human rights defender and President of Cambodia's Free Trade Union of Workers was assassinated at around 9:00 am on 22 January 2004. The ensuing investigation has been characterized by political pressure and interference. Judicial procedures following the arrest of the suspects have been marred by serious irregularities. This report details Chea Vichea's ground-breaking union work, his outspoken opposition to the Cambodian government and the investigation into his murder. The report outlines Amnesty International's overall concerns and provides recommendations relating to impunity and the judiciary in Cambodia.\n\n


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