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Brands must speak out about violations in Cambodia
by Ilona Kelly published 03-10-2017 — filed under: , , , ,
Labour rights organizations are deeply concerned about the closing of democratic and civil society space in Cambodia. This trend has recently escalated with alarming high-profile incidents of repression against political leaders, non-governmental organizations, and independent media. Clean Clothes Campaign, Worker Rights Consortium, and International Labor Rights Forum are calling on multinational apparel companies sourcing from Cambodia to take a stand against this repression, and to urge the Cambodian government to respect human rights and labour rights.
Located in News / / 10 / 03
Trial against Bangladeshi labour rights advocates approaches
by geertjan published 30-05-2011 last modified 25-04-2013 13:27 — filed under: , ,
Just recently a judge in the case against Kalpona Akter and Babul Akhter from the Bangladesh Workers Solidarity Center (BCWS) and other labour leaders decided that the accused will have to appear in court next month under a system designed to speed up the trial process.
Located in News / / 05 / 30
Bangladesh Labour Activists Released
by geertjan published 13-09-2010 last modified 24-04-2013 16:06 — filed under: , ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign is very pleased to announce the release of Kalpona Akter, Babul Akhter and Aminul Islam after spending 30 days in custody. During a special hearing on Wednesday September 8, 2010, a magistrate judge granted bail to the three defendants, and ordered their release.
Located in News / / 09 / 13
Bangladesh labour leaders fearing for physical safety
by geertjan published 10-08-2010 last modified 25-04-2013 13:20 — filed under: , ,
UPDATE: Recently we informed you about the intimidation and harassment of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity. On July 30 2010, more criminal cases were filed against the BCWS staff and other worker leaders. On the night of August 12 2010, 20 police officers arrested Kalpona Akter and Babul Akhter. They are still being held in detention. Your urgent support is needed to stop the crackdown on the labour rights organisations.
Located in News / / 08 / 10
Bangladesh Labour Organisation Harassed by Government
by geertjan published 28-07-2010 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , ,
On June 16 2010, a staff member of the Bangladesh Center for Workers Solidarity (BCWS) was detained and severely beaten by Bangladeshi security forces. This occurred just two weeks after BCWS was arbitrarily stripped of its legal status as an NGO. Take action today to support BCWS staff.
Located in News / / 07 / 28
Repression of Workers Continues Under Bangladesh's Military-Backed Government
by geertjan published 05-08-2008 last modified 29-04-2013 15:59 — filed under: ,
Since January 2007 the Bangladesh government has banned political and trade union activities and given itself "state of emergency" powers which severely limit civil rights. Labour rights activists and workers have been arrested, put under surveillance, interrogated or detained.
Located in News / / 08 / 05