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Author: Dawn [Pakistan]
Author: Asia & Pacific Regional Secretariat of IUF - International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations
Police from Pakistan's Central Investigation Agency (CIA) detained the hotel workers following an electrical fire at the hotel on 6 January. They were held for more than 48 hours without charge, which is illegal...This new instance of harassment...
- Related stories: Rally Protests Illegal Detention and Intimidation of Pearl Continental Hotel Workers [Pakistan]
- Related companies: Pearl Continental
Author: CEDHA & CIEL
presented by The Center for Human Rights and Environment (CEDHA) & The Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) - to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights [refers to logging industry & Boise Cascade]
- Related companies: Boise Cascade
Chinese police have detained a freelance Chinese journalist investigating a workers' strike [at the Huai Nan Textile Factory] over a cut in their wages
Author: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
The most dangerous country of all for trade unionists however is Colombia...Elsewhere in the world, trade unionists are also facing death or imprisonment and harassment, notably in Guatemala, where death threats are on the increase, South Korea, where...
Author: BBC News
Among Monday's complaints was one...calling for the commission to investigate the arrest of labour leaders...for organising strikes this year.
Author: Kieran Murray, Reuters
Mexican President Vicente Fox freed two prominent environmentalists from prison yesterday amid widespread allegations that they had been tortured into signing false confessions on bogus charges. Rodolfo Montiel and Teodoro Cabrera had led protests...
Author: Amnesty International USA and Sierra Club
Groups Call for Perpetrators of Abuses to be Brought to Justice: Amnesty International and Sierra Club believe that the arrest and conviction of the two environmentalists stem solely from their efforts to stop the rampant logging in the southern state...