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Monday, March 26, 2012

Labor Activist Asks Wal-Mart to Protect Her

A Bangladeshi labor activist is urging Wal-Mart and other well-knownAmerican clothing brands to call on the government to drop the criminal "incitement" charges leveled against her after she rallied to improve working conditions at garment factories there.

"The brands can really play a vital role when we are put in jail," activist Kalpona Akter told ABC News. "They are the most powerful, and can put pressure onto the factory owners and the Bangladeshi government to tell them these charges should be dropped."

Wal-Mart alone buys over $1 billion worth of readymade garments from Bangladesh annually.


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