By  on March 25, 2014

WASHINGTON — Factory owners and Western brands and retailers share responsibility in the events that led up to the deadly crackdown by the Cambodian government on apparel worker protests in January, according to a Workers Rights Consortium report released Tuesday.

In “Crackdown in Cambodia: Workers Seeking Higher Wages Meet Violent Repression,” the labor rights watchdog called on several U.S. and European companies producing apparel there to address the violence and to require that their factory owners increase the minimum wage paid to workers.

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