AP: "Rape Case Turns Focus to Jordan's Factory Problems"

September, 07 2011 Share

Campaign: Classic/Jordan-Sweatshop Abuse, Sexual Predators


DATE:     September 7, 2011GLHR

TO:         Institute Contacts

FROM:    Charlie Kernaghan

RE:         AP: "Rape Case Turns Focus to Jordan's Factory Problems"


Dear Friends,

This AP article has already been picked up by the Washington PostNational Public RadioForbes and the

Sanal Kumar, the corrupt owner of the Classic sweatshop--where scores of young women guest workers from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have been raped by factory managers-blames U.S. unions and the state of Israel for his factories' problems!

Kohl's, Macy's and Lands End have pulled their orders from the Classic sweatshop in Jordan.

In 2010 alone, the abusive Classic factory was the recipient of some $20 million in tariff breaks-a windfall profit-under the U.S.-Jordan Free Trade Agreement. The American people have a right to ask for our $20 million back.

Wal-Mart, Hanes and Target must agree to an independent, U.S. Government-led investigation of Classic to end the gross violations in the Classic group of factories.

Management continues a reign of terror and repression at the Classic factory.

 Women workers being raped while sewing clothing for Hanes'/Target's "C9 by Champion" label, which was hanging on the wall behind Anil Santha.(AP Photos/Mohammad Hannon edited by GLHR) 


Go to the Classic-Jordan Campaign page for a full list of reports, action alerts, news articles, testimony videos and transcripts related to this case.

Read the article: Rape Case Turns Focus to Jordan's Factory Problem (Associate Press)