The ACTU has written to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, and Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne, regarding the arrest of the leader of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions (CCU), Rong Chhun.

Outspoken union leader Rong Chhun was arrested on 31 July under charges of ‘incitement’. Rong Chhun’s arrest is just the latest example of increasing repression and violations of human and trade union rights in Cambodia.

The ACTU calls on Prime Minister Hun Sen to release and drop all charges against Rong Chhun and other trade unionists detained for exercising their rights to freedom of expression; and calls on the Australian Government to raise Rong Chhun’s case and the deteriorating human rights situation directly with the Cambodian Government and through its position on the UN Human Rights Council.