April 4, 2011

Four years ago today, Aminul Islam disappeared.  Two days later, his tortured body was found.  Mr. Islam was a labor organizer in Bangladesh, the home to thousands of sweatshops making clothing for GAP, American Eagle and other global brands.

On April 4, he was advocating for worker justice.  On April 4, he died.  No one knows who killed him.  However, the New York Times reported, “Mr. Islam’s work often made him a target. In 2010, after angry wage protests shook the country, the authorities charged Mr. Islam and two of his bosses with “antistate” activities. Harassment by police and intelligence agents became so intense that Mr. Islam’s bosses sought a truce: a secret meeting was held between Mr. Islam and the director of the main domestic spying agency, the National Security Intelligence Agency, or N.S.I.”

The shadow of the cross continues to be seen and felt.

Read the entire story of Aminul Islam’s murder HERE.


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