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Sun May 12, 2013, 10:04 AM

The Pain of Bangladesh: T-shirts Made with Blood and Tears

By Ramzy Baroud

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Considering the rampant corruption and Bangladeshi's dire need for foreign funds which are partly secured through the $20 billion (13bn) per year industry, expectations are low that the government will do much to right this ongoing injustice.

Attempts at unionizing garment factory workers have not been successful. Respected workers' rights activist Aminul Islam was reportedly harassed by the police, had his phone tapped and "domestic intelligence agents once abducted and beat him," reported the New York Times last September.

When he disappeared for few days on April 4 last year there was a general understanding of who might have been the culprit.

Days later his body was discovered. He had been tortured to death. His small office once stood amid towering buildings - some surely constructed without permit.


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