Indonesia: Government condemns alleged abuse of fishermen aboard Chinese vessels after release of footage showing disposal of body bag

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11 May 2020

Indonesia: Government condemns alleged abuse of fishermen aboard Chinese vessels after release of footage showing disposal of body bag

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“Indonesia condemns abuse of fishermen aboard Chinese boats after release of corpse video”, 11 May 2020

Indonesia's Government has condemned the alleged abuse of Indonesian fishermen aboard a Chinese fishing vessel, after footage of a body bag being thrown overboard caused widespread outrage in the South-East Asian country.

"We condemn the inhuman treatment against our crew members working at the Chinese fishing company," said Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi in a video conference, stating that 49 fishermen aboard the Long Xin 629 were forced to work 18-hour days in poor conditions.

"Based on the information from the crews, the company has violated human rights."

Indonesia previously summoned the Chinese ambassador over the matter and Ms Marsudi has called for Chinese authorities to conduct an investigation into the company that operates the vessel.

Footage first aired by South Korean broadcaster MBC News… showed crew members of the Long Xin 629 disposing of an orange body bag overboard.

At least three Indonesian crew were reported to have died…

Ms Marsudi said that "China's Foreign Affairs Ministry has responded to our inquiry [about the sea burials] and said they were conducted in line with the maritime code and International Labour Organization's rules."

"They threw the body straight overboard," an Indonesian crew member… detailing a range of alleged abuses against the vessel's workers.

These included being forced to work 30 hours straight with meal breaks only every six hours, and being reduced to drinking filtered sea water.

"I've had headaches. Indeed, we couldn't drink the water. Even until I've had phlegm [in my throat]."…

Lawyers for the fishers said the men had received less than $US300 ($457) for a full year's work as opposed to the $US300 they were supposed to be paid monthly under their employment contracts.

The incident has again shone a light on the mistreatment of South-East Asian seafaring workers, particularly aboard Chinese-owned vessels…

The Indonesian Migrant Worker Union said a lack of domestic regulatory oversight meant many Indonesians working abroad, including fishers, were likely to be exploited or in forced labour situations.

"The gap in regulation makes workers vulnerable to exploitation, and even often victims of criminal human trafficking," general secretary Hariyanto Suwarno said in a statement…

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“在尸体处理视频被公布后,印度尼西亚谴责针对中国渔船上的渔民的虐待行为”,2020511

印尼政府谴责一艘中国渔船上发生的虐待印尼渔民的行为,此前一个装尸袋被扔入海中的视频在这个东南亚国家引起广泛的愤怒。

印尼外交部长蕾特诺·马尔苏迪(Retno Marsudi)在一次视频会议上说:“我们谴责针对中国渔船上印尼船员的不人道待遇。”她还说,龙鑫629号船上的49名渔民被迫在恶劣条件下每天工作18小时。

“根据船员提供的信息,该公司侵犯了人权。”

印尼此前就此事召见了中国驻印尼大使,马尔苏迪女士呼吁中国当局对渔船公司进行调查。

韩国文化广播公司电视台(MBC)首次播出的画面显示……龙鑫629号的船员将一个橘黄色的装尸袋扔入海中。

据报道,至少有三名印尼船员死亡……

马尔苏迪女士表示,“中国外交部对我们(有关海葬)要求澄清的照会作出了回应,解释说遗体海葬是按照国际海洋惯例和国际劳工组织的规定进行的。”

“他们把尸体直接扔到了海里,”一名印尼船员……详细描述了船员受到的虐待。

这包括被迫连续工作30个小时,其中每6小时有一次用餐休息时间,以及被迫饮用过滤的海水。

“我有头痛病。事实上,我不能喝过滤的海水。我喉咙里有痰。”……

渔民的律师说,他们工作一年的薪水不到300美元,但根据他们的雇佣合同,他们的工资应该是每月300美元。

该事件再次揭示了东南亚海员,特别是中国籍船只上的海员受到的虐待……

印度尼西亚外来劳工工会(Indonesian Migrant Worker Union)表示,缺乏国内监管意味着许多在国外工作的印尼人,包括渔民,可能受到剥削或处于强迫劳动的境地。

“监管上的漏洞使工人容易受到剥削,甚至常常成为人口贩运的受害者,”总干事哈里亚托·苏瓦诺(Hariyanto Suwarno)在一份声明中说……

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“在屍體處理視頻被公佈後,印度尼西亞譴責針對中國漁船上的漁民的虐待行為”, 2020511

印尼政府譴責一艘中國漁船上發生的虐待印尼漁民的行為,此前一個裝屍袋被扔入海中的視頻在這個東南亞國家引起廣泛的憤怒。

印尼外交部長蕾特諾·馬爾蘇迪( Retno Marsudi )在一次視頻會議上說:“我們譴責針對中國漁船上印尼船員的不人道待遇。”她還說,龍鑫629號船上的49名漁民被迫在惡劣條件下每天工作18小時。

“根據船員提供的信息,該公司侵犯了人權。”

印尼此前就此事召見了中國駐印尼大使,馬爾蘇迪女士呼籲中國當局對漁船公司進行調查。

韓國文化廣播公司電視台( MBC )首次播出的畫面顯示……龍鑫629號的船員將一個橘黃色的裝屍袋扔入海中。

據報導,至少有三名印尼船員死亡……

馬爾蘇迪女士表示,“中國外交部對我們(有關海葬)要求澄清的照會作出了回應,解釋說遺體海葬是按照國際海洋慣例和國際勞工組織的規定進行的。”

“他們把屍體直接扔到了海裡,”一名印尼船員……詳細描述了船員受到的虐待。

這包括被迫連續工作30個小時,其中每6小時有一次用餐休息時間,以及被迫飲用過濾的海水。

“我有頭痛病。事實上,我不能喝過濾的海水。我喉嚨裡有痰。”……

漁民的律師說,他們工作一年的薪水不到300美元,但根據他們的僱傭合同,他們的工資應該是每月300美元。

該事件再次揭示了東南亞海員,特別是中國籍船隻上的海員受到的虐待……

印度尼西亞外來勞工工會( Indonesian Migrant Worker Union )表示,缺乏國內監管意味著許多在國外工作的印尼人,包括漁民,可能受到剝削或處於強迫勞動的境地。

“監管上的漏洞使工人容易受到剝削,甚至常常成為人口販運的受害者,”總幹事哈里亞托·蘇瓦諾( Hariyanto Suwarno )在一份聲明中說……

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