Jordan: Natl. Center for Human Rights says it found no clear evidence to support allegations of rape made by female workers at Classic Fashion factory

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11 September 2011

Jordan rights group: no proof of rape at factory

Author: Jamal Halaby, Associated Press

A Jordanian human rights group found no clear evidence to support allegations of rape made by several female workers at… the Classic Fashion factory… The petition campaign began in June after a Bangladeshi worker told police that her Sri Lankan manager, Anil Santha, had raped her three times since March….The Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights… that helped the woman present her case to police… says dozens of other women have been raped at the plant and that it has collected testimonies…. Classic produces clothing for Wal-Mart, Macy's, Kohl's and Lands' End, as well as Champion, a HanesBrands line, sold at Target. Macy's, Kohl's and Lands' End have halted orders. Wal-Mart and Target have not responded to requests for comment.

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