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Bangladeshi labor rights activist tortured and murdered
by geertjan published 11-04-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: ,
Aminul Islam, a Bangladeshi labor rights activist and former apparel worker was tortured and murdered last week in Dhaka. His body was dumped outside of the capital city and was found by local police last Thursday. According to the police report, Aminul Islam's body bore signs of brutal torture. It is most likely that Aminul was murdered because of his labour rights work.
Located in News / / 04 / 11
Good News: Release of Born Samnang and Sok Samoeun
by geertjan published 05-01-2009 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , , ,
Good News for the New Year! After nearly five years in prison, two innocent men who were convicted of killing Chea Vichea, then president of the Free Trade Union of the Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia (FTUWKC), have been provisionally released from prison pending a retrial.
Located in News / / 01 / 05
Cambodian Trade Union Leader Murdered
by geertjan published 14-03-2007 last modified 24-04-2013 15:43 — filed under: , ,
On February 24 2007, Hy Vuthy, president of the Free Trade Union of Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia (FTUWKC) at the Suntex garment factory, was shot dead while riding his motorbike home after finishing his night shift at the factory, located in Phnom Penh's Dangkao districut. The murder, less than two kilometers from the factory, was reportedly carried out by two men on a motorbike. According to preliminary investigations by local organizations, the 36-year-old union leader had received telephone death threats approximately three months ago.
Located in News / / 03 / 14
Protest murder of Cambodian union leader
by geertjan published 31-01-2004 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: , , , ,
On January 22 Chea Vichea, the president of the Free Trade Union of Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia (FTUWKC), which organizes garment workers, was shot dead in Phnom Penh. The Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) condemns this killing and deplores this use of violence to attempt to silence the movement for workers' rights in Cambodia. We call upon our network members to demand immediate action from the Cambodian government to investigate this murder and bring Vichea's killers and those behind the killing to justice.
Located in News / / 02 / 01