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Justice for Bangladesh’s Workers

The owners of a Bangladeshi factory, Tazreen Fashions, where a fire killed 112 workers in late 2012, surrendered to the police on Sunday and are expected to face trial on charges of negligence...Fires in factories have killed hundreds of garment workers in Bangladesh in recent years. Yet legal experts say the owner of Tazreen, Delowar Hossain and his wife, Mahmuda Akther, who was also a director at the company, may be the first executives in the country to be charged with a crime related to a factory fire...Initially, the police in Bangladesh said that they did not have enough evidence to bring a case against Mr. Hossain. But a court ordered officials to investigate further after human rights activists filed a lawsuit...Mr. Hossain has denied any responsibility and said he plans to plead not guilty...[Refers to H&M, Gap, Walmart]

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Lawsuit against Tazreen Fashions (re factory fire in Bangladesh)

Bangladesh: Owners of Tazreen garment factory charged with homicide for fire killing 112 employees claim they are not guilty