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Urgent Appeal: Stop Violent Assaults on Labour Organisations in China
In December 26, 2014, four unidentified persons entered the Panyu Migrant Workers Documentation Centre (PMWDC). Zeng Feiyang, the head of PMWDC, was assaulted violently. His eyeglasses were broken and there were bruises near his right cheek bone. PMWDC called the police immediately and demanded that the police file a case for investigation. On December 27, 2014, PMWDC issued a statement sternly condemning violence targeting citizens working for workers’ welfare and demanding the police to pursue, investigate and administer justice according to the law. In a few days, over 20 labour organisations in mainland China and more than 2,000 individuals joined in signing the statement.
HKCTU & Globalization Monitor appeal to you:
1.To support the struggles of Chinese workers and labour organisations in mainland China, and to condemn the violence targeting Chinese labour organisations and Chinese workers;
2. To urge the government of People’s Republic of China to pursue, investigate and bring charges against the perpetuators in these cases of violent assault and to protect the safety of Chinese citizens.