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Sam Rainsy Party Plans Screening of Chea Vichea Film

A scene from the documentary “Who Killed Chea Vichea?” Chea Vichea, a
popular Cambodian union leader, was assassinated on January 22, 2004 in
Phnom Penh.  Photo: Courtesy of Producers of ” Who Killed Chea Vichea?”
The Sam Rainsy Party has scheduled a screening of a controversial
film about slain labor leader Chea Vichea at its party headquarters for
International Labor Day, May 1.
“Who Killed Chea Vichea?” is sharply critical of a police
investigation that followed the 2004 murder of the activist and the
subsequent jailing of two men widely considered innocent.
Authorities have banned a public screening of the film, calling it illegal.
However, SRP lawmaker Mu Sochua said Friday the screening was an
important opportunity for workers to understand the death of Chea
Vichea.
Party president Sam Rainsy will also speak to workers via video conference, she said.
“We must find justice for the late Chea Vichea,” she said. “And we
must remember his bravery in struggling and demanding the rights of
workers.
Chea Vichea was the charismatic leader of the powerful Free Trade
Union of Workers before he was gunned down outside a newspaper kiosk in
Phnom Penh in 2004. His brother, Chea Mony, assumed his mantel.
“This film screening is a message to workers that we must struggle,”
Chea Mony said Friday. “We must sacrifice, and then we will get our
legal rights.”
Sam Rainsy Party headquarters are not a public place, but Khieu
Sopheak, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, said the party
“should not make trouble” while Cambodia is engaged in a border conflict
with Thailand.
Source: VOA News
Categories: Local News, Politic, Sam Rainsy
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