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Garment worker crackdown - six months on

For "the 23", life after prison is filled with painful memories and worries about their future.

Six months ago, on January 2 and 3, they were arrested during a violent crackdown on protesting garment workers that killed four and left one missing.

Five weeks after the Phnom Penh Municipal Court convicted but released the 23, they are coming to terms with what this will mean for their lives and for the future of their campaign to raise the minimum average wage to $160 per month.