30 April 2010

 

Unions vow to screen Vichea film

As of Friday, it looks like the unions are still going ahead with tomorrow's public screening. Watch this space for updates.
From the Phnom Penh Post:
Cambodian Confederation of Unions (CCU) President Rong Chhun says he will hold an outdoor screening of a controversial documentary about slain labour leader Chea Vichea on Saturday’s Labour Day holiday, despite not having received permission from government officials to do so.
...Under the Kingdom’s new Demonstration Law, passed last year, government authorities may “take actions to cease” any unauthorised demonstrations or public gatherings.
Ministry of Interior spokesman Khieu Sopheak on Thursday called the film an “illegal import”. When asked how the government would respond to an unauthorised screening, he said to “wait and see on Saturday”.
Full story: Chea Vichea film to be shown

Rong Chhun said he will adopt a "nonviolent" posture in case of police repression during the screening.

Full story (Cambodge Soir): Affaire Chea Vichea : projection à haut risque
English translation

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