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Indian court issues international arrest warrants for Dutch labour activists - NGOs, Unions outraged at attempt to imprison human rights defenders

Author: Clean Clothes Campaign, Published on: 3 December 2007

An Indian magistrate Court ruled on Saturday that international warrants will be issued for the arrest of Dutch human rights activists, report the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) and the India Committee of the Netherlands, two of the organizations whose staff are being charged in connection with their efforts to raise awareness of rights violations at an Indian factory [Fibres & Fabrics International] supplying Dutch jeans company G-Star…“Today’s ruling flies in the face of India’s obligations to uphold freedom of speech,” said Gerard Oonk, of the India Committee of the Netherlands.

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Related companies: Fibres & Fabrics International (FFI) G-Star