Friday, January 21, 2011

Urgent appeal: Jailed woman trade union leader in Bangladesh

Date: Fri, January 21, 2011

It has now been more than five weeks since the illegal arrest of
Moshrefa Mishu, President of the Garment Workers Unity Forum in
Bangladesh (pictured).

There was no warrant for her arrest at the time that heavily-armed
plainclothes officers took her off to jail, where she remains - in
poor health and badly treated.

Her real crime was leading a protest campaign to demand the
implementation of the legal minimum wage.

I'd like to ask you to take a moment to send off an urgent message of
protest to the government of Bangladesh demanding her release.

Please click here to do so.

If you're on Facebook, please also sign up to support the cause

And also please forward this message to your fellow union members -
let's mobilize thousands of trade unionists around the world to
demand Mishu's release now.

Thank you very much.

Eric Lee

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