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Opening of judicial proceedings against several members of CCC and of ICN [India]

Author: Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, Published on: 6 November 2007

According to the information received, on September 26, 2007, the Indian VII Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in Bangalore decided to issue arrest warrants against seven Netherlands-based human rights defenders from CCC and ICN, at the request of the company Fibres and Fabrics International (FFI) and its subsidiary company Jeans Knit Pvt Ltd (JKPL). FFI and JKPL are two subcontractors of big brands such as G-Star, Armani, RaRe, Guess, Gap and Mexx, which are accused of physical and verbal abuse on employees, forced labour, unpaid overtime working hours, non-deliverance of contracts, confiscation of identity cards, etc...

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Related companies: Fibres & Fabrics International (FFI) G-Star Gap Giorgio Armani Guess Liz Claiborne (part of J.C. Penney) Mexx (part of RNF Holding)