The U.N.’s Human Rights Office in Geneva on Wednesday said it was deeply concerned about the human rights situation in Cambodia in the wake of the government’s move on Friday to fatally crush garment workers’ calls for an increased minimum wage. In a statement, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) spokesman, Rupert Colville, denounced the “disproportionate use of force by law enforcement officials responding to protesters in Cambodia” and called for a full investigation into the killing of five and wounding of at least 42 protesters by military police armed with AK-47 assault rifles.
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