(PLF) Demanded to Release the Illegally detained 40,000 workers in Vietnam
on behalf of the Executive Board of Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF) we strongly condemned the detention of 40,000 men, women, and children and Forced to Labor for the Vietnamese Government. And the victims are held without a hearing or a trial in a court of law in drug detention centers on suspicion of using illegal drugs. We therefore call on the USTR to join with Human Rights Watch, the World Medical Association and various United Nations bodies to denounce compulsory drug detention, and to demand that Vietnam permanently close the Forced Labor Centers.
These victims are Forced to work under harsh conditions for little or no pay to produce goods such as t-shirts, trousers and nylon jackets; assembling shopping bags; making plastic drinking straws; and manufacturing products made from wood, bamboo, and rattan. As punishment for refusing to work, violating center rules, or simply not filling a daily quota, detainees are beaten with wooden truncheons, shocked with electrical batons, or placed in solitary confinement. This is the violation of ILO Convention 29 which has been ratified by the Government of Vietnam's
We therefore demanded the Government to join with the World Medical Association and Human Rights Watch to publicly denounce the Vietnamese Government’s Forced Labor Centers, and demand that Vietnam come into compliance with its Legal obligation to end Forced Labor by immediately by permanently closing the Forced Labor Centers. And release all the detained innocent peoples
(Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian)
Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF)
World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU)
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