Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Human Rights action update April 17-23

Miriam, human rights defender, 1947-2012
IndustriALL Global Union and IG Metall call on German textile brand Brax to play instrumental role to stem labour rights violations in its major supplier Lafem in Turkey.  The workers are trying to organize a union and the company is fighting them by firing the organizers. Please join the protest. Put your own details into the form.

Harassment And Surveillance Of Human Rights Lawyer Ms Catherine Dannug-Salucon by the Intelligence Services of the Armed Forces of the Philippines since March.  Front Line Defenders is concerned at the continued surveillance and intimidation of human rights defender Ms Maria Catherine Dannug-Salucon. Please act on her behalf. Click the Take Action tab at the bottom of the page.

On 11 April Carlos Meji'a was stabbed to death in his home, in El Progreso municipality, Honduras. He had been threatened in the past in apparent connection with his work on projects for the promotion of human rights and social justice. Please join the call for investigation and justice.

Two men were reportedly tortured while in police custody in the Dominican Republic on 12 April. Since then, the men and their relative Ana Patricia Fermi'n have faced intimidation and death threats after she denounced the torture to the media. Please join the call for steps to ensure their safety.

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