CAMBODIA WATCHDOG COUNCIL INTERNATIONAL
CWC-International, # Havreveien 94, 4635 Kristiansand City, Norway

Kristiansand, February 24, 2007

CWCI CONDEMNS THE MURDER OF MR. HY VUTHY

Cambodia Watchdog Council International (CWCI) firmly condemns the murder of Mr. Hy Vuthy, 34, the local president of the union of garment workers at the Suntext factory and a member of Free Trade Union of Workers of Kingdom of Cambodia (FTUWKC). Mr. Hy Vuthy was murdered by unidentified person at about 5. 15 AM on February 24, 2007.

FTUWKC is the member of CWCI. The CWCI could see that the former leader and members of FTUWKC were assassinated and threatened gradually such as Mr. Chea Vichea, Mr. Ros Sovanthareth, Ms. Lay Sopheap etc. They have not been given the justice by the court till now. They were our good workmates because they worked hard and tirelessly to protect the rights of garment workers.

The CWCI appeals to the authorities to investigate thoroughly and to bring murder to the trial. We appeal to all foreign embassies and international organizations to put pressure on the government to find out the murders who killed those men and end the cycle of impunity in Cambodia.

Ir Channa
CWCI Secretary General

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