Thursday, July 18, 2013

Human Rights Update July 12-18

Miriam, human rights defender, 1947-2012
Warren Hill, the retarded man who was to have been executed last Monday has been granted a stay of execution. The stay is on the grounds of the provenance of the drugs that the state of Georgia obtained to carry out the execution. The source of the drugs has been declared a "state secret" and Hill's lawyers are claiming that they might be from an illegal source and their effects unknown.  We are bringing this to your knowledge for information only.

Herman Wallace has been in solitary confinement in Alabama for over 40 years. He is now ill with terminal cancer. Please join the call for a humanitarian release so he can die at home.

We have several labor-related matters this week.  We call for bargaining rights for Coca-Cola workers in Turkey. 
A union leader was shot and killed in the Philippines. Call for justice and an end to  impunity
Dodong - murdered for exposing corruption.
Antonio "Dodong" Petalcorin, the leader of a transport workers union in the Philippines, was shot dead on 2 July 2013 right in front of his home.

Workplace safety is a major issue in Bangladesh as we know too well from the disasters there. Please join the call for freedom of association. 
In India protests are rising at Suzuki's plant with 147 workers in jail and hunger strikes beginning. Please raise a voice of protest.

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