China Releases Three Activists Detained For Probing Ivanka Trump Supplier

China Releases Three Activists Detained For Probing Ivanka Trump Supplier

China Releases Three Activists Detained For Probing Ivanka Trump Supplier

Su Heng, Li Zhao and Hua Haifeng, who were working on behalf of New York City-based China Labor Watch (CLW), were investigating two plants owned by footwear producer Huajian Group when they were detained by police.

Chinese authorities released the three on bail after allegedly breaking the law by using secret cameras and listening devices.

"He was bleeding right from the middle of the head", the current worker said.

Hua Haifeng was accused of illegal surveillance, according to his wife, Deng Guilian, who said the police told her she didn't need to know the details, only that she would not be able to see, speak with or receive money from her husband, the family's breadwinner.

Abigail Klem, the president of the Ivanka Trump brand, said earlier this month that its products have not been produced at the factory in question since March, and that licensees are "required to operate within strict social compliance regulations".

China Labor Watch said now hoped that the trio will have the right to "a fair trial".

Hua and his colleagues at the labour group were preparing to publish a report alleging low pay, excessive overtime, crude verbal abuse and possible misuse of student labour at Huajian Group factories.

Unusual Activity Spotted in Junefield Department Store Group Ltd
It dropped, as 7 investors sold AAON, Inc. shares while 44 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 139 raised stakes. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 351 ($4.46) per share, for a total transaction of £9,898.20 ($12,589.93).

The activists' lawyers said their actions were not criminal and they hoped Chinese courts would conduct a fair trial, the USA -based China Labor Watch said.

The company has denied allegations of excessive overtime and low wages. China Labor Watch said two were taken from a hotel room while the third was detained by customs officials in the southern city of Shenzhen while en route to Hong Kong.

The U.S. State Department called for the activists to be freed earlier this month, which China rebuffed, saying the case was an "internal matter".

In April, China Labor Watch sent a letter to Ivanka Trump asking her to work to improve conditions in her Chinese factories.

Ivanka Trump's brand has declined to comment on the allegations or the detentions. The three were detained by police in late May.

The organization says the factories made shoes for the Ivanka Trump brand, along with Marc Fisher, Kylie + Kendall, Coach and other brands.

Recommended News

  • FBI, Raleigh Police helping in search of missing RDU worker

    FBI, Raleigh Police helping in search of missing RDU worker

    Security records show Cope's 2014 Ford Fusion left the parking lot, but there is no security video that shows who was driving. They don't know if the charge just posted a day late, but they said that location would be out of Cope's way to get gas.
    Aadhaar must be linked to PAN from July 1, govt notifies rules

    Aadhaar must be linked to PAN from July 1, govt notifies rules

    According to official data, 2.07 crore of the total 24.6 crore PAN cards have already been seeded with Aadhaar numbers. Those who only have PAN card and no Aadhaar have been given time till December 31 to get their Aadhaar card made.

    Countries don't trust U.S. in foreign affairs

    German chancellor Angela Merkel , with a confidence rating of 42 per cent, scored highest among the four leaders in the survey. Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon are the only nations polled where majorities express an unfavorable opinion of Americans.
  • Pregnant woman shoots, kills boyfriend in YouTube stunt

    Pregnant woman shoots, kills boyfriend in YouTube stunt

    Local news reports said Ruiz was struck by the bullet in his chest in front of their three-year-old daughter. Instead, the bullet went into her boyfriend's chest. "I wish they wouldn't have done it", Claudia Ruiz said.
    SpaceX To Launch Third Falcon 9 In A Short Period Of Time

    SpaceX To Launch Third Falcon 9 In A Short Period Of Time

    The rocket manufacturer would construct the hangar at a spacecraft processing facility in Port Canaveral where Astrotech Corp . Some of the equipment is now housed at the port where the rocket-collection drone ship comes to dock.
    Firefighters battle wildfires in Arizona, Utah, California

    Firefighters battle wildfires in Arizona, Utah, California

    A major wildfire in southern Utah , United States, has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes and cabins. Fire crews were driving through the evacuation areas, making sure no one is stranded and trying to get out.
  • 'A Bad Moms Christmas' Debuts a Trailer and First Photos

    'A Bad Moms Christmas' Debuts a Trailer and First Photos

    And that they most certainly do, defying Christmas tradition after Christmas tradition to enjoy the holidays on their own terms. Hopefully this movie holds up well because I need to add new Xmas movies to watch every year.
    Central bank shift weighs on dollar; stocks rise

    Central bank shift weighs on dollar; stocks rise

    Against the USA dollar the euro reached highs of $1.1389, a gain of around 1.7 per cent from yesterday's lows before Draghi spoke. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave equity investors pause in London when she said that some asset valuations were frothy.
    Qatar Airways is once again the best airline in the world

    Qatar Airways is once again the best airline in the world

    This potential investment would in no way change American's board composition, governance, management or strategic direction. Per the US' foreign ownership laws, Qatar Airways would ultimately be capped at owning 24.9% of any airline in the country.
  • Dashcam video shows officer firing 7 shots into Castile car

    Dashcam video shows officer firing 7 shots into Castile car

    The shooting gained widespread attention because Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds , livestreamed its aftermath on Facebook . Minutes later a second patrol unit arrives and Castile's limp body is dragged from the auto by Yanez and another police officer.
    Shooting suspect arrested after police chase on Hwy. 400

    Shooting suspect arrested after police chase on Hwy. 400

    A carjacking and shooting in north Toronto resulted in a police pursuit that finally ended on Highway 11 in Orillia. A weapon allegedly discarded by the suspect was later located in a grassy area near the highway.
    Woods not attending his DC-area event

    Woods not attending his DC-area event

    In April, he announced his fourth back surgery and said he would not play again this season. There was no alcohol in his system, but there was a mix of prescription drugs in him.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.