Rong Chhun and Sar Kanika denied bail amid COVID-19 prison outbreak

Rong Chhun leaves the Supreme court on November 11, 2020. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

Prominent unionist Rong Chhun and youth activist Sar Kanika were denied bail at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday. The decision comes amid an unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak in Cambodia’s prisons, with justice ministry officials discussing potentially releasing juvenile inmates nearing the end of their sentences back into their communities.