Sunday, April 17, 2005


Salaam all -

a couple of updates:

regarding the garment factory collapse in Bangladesh, the latest news remains grim:

Relatives of the dead or missing waited at the site, refusing to leave.

"I will not go back without him," wailed a woman who apparently lost her husband. "Bring him to me, even if he is dead. I will not leave otherwise," she pleaded with rescuers.

The garment industry employs nearly 2 million Bangladeshis, most of them women, and is notorious for poor safety standards.

Garments account for two-thirds of Bangladesh's exports, earning more than $5 billion annually. (Additional reporting by Nizam Ahmed)

There is a new blog on the two teenage Muslim girls who were arrested in New york


A blog for justice for A and T, two jailed teenage girls whose rights are being abused and whose lives are being destroyed by the United States government.

2 comment(s):

  • Thanks for the link to the detainment blog.

    By Blogger Rezwan, at 4/17/2005 03:35:00 AM  

  • As Salaam U Alaikum,

    The Bond hearing for the Bangladeshi girl has been postponed again, now to May 11th.

    Unrelated to this case, but realted to larger issue of imprisonment, prison industry and immrgrants, check out the following blog also by an immigrant detainee in Yuba, CA:


    By Blogger malangbaba, at 4/18/2005 08:55:00 AM  

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