Thursday, November 8, 2007

Justice for Rahela Petition

A new petition for Rahela, a garment worker violated and tortured in Aug-Sept 2004, has been uploaded for signatures in via links in Justice for Rahela facebook group and other places, such as this blog. This petition, in particular, advocates for a speedy trial status for her assailants and is addressed to Government of The People's Republic of Bangladesh. If you would like to do something to move Rahela's case forward beyond joining a Facebook group & staying informed, try this:

Please sign the online petition for Rahela and encourage your friends,relatives and well-wishers to do so.

If you would like to know more about Rahela's case, see some of the previous posts & links on this blog! Talk with your family, friends, classmates, and co-workers about this case. Also encourage Bangladeshi women's groups and international human rights organizations to follow her and other abused & tortured women's cases in Bangladesh, whose cases rarely been followed and prosecuted after initial publicity. The next hearing on her case will be in the first week of January 2008.

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