Four union leaders from the Cosmo Textile company in Kandal province have been freed on bail after nearly five months’ detention over allegations of violence and property damage during a protest.
The four deny causing damage and supporters say the company’s complaint was aimed at breaking the union by impeding the work of the four and sacking them.
Workers Friendship Union Federation president Seang Sambath said that they were released on bail on Monday evening after a Kandal province court order.
“We are so happy,” he said.
“And thanks to the Minister of Labour for help in his intervention.”
The four were now staying with their families. “They are happy to meet their families together after being in prison for nearly five months,” he said.
In February, Mr Sambath and more than 200 workers from the factory demanded the Kandal provincial court release the four.