31 May '17, 4am

Labour activist investigating working conditions at supplier for Ivanka Trump brand in China is detained

Labour activist investigating working conditions at supplier for Ivanka Trump brand in China is detained

A labour activist investigating working conditions at a supplier for the Ivanka Trump brand in central China has been detained, and two of his colleagues are missing, their non-governmental organisation said Wednesday. Hua Haifeng, who was working undercover with the two other men in Jiangxi province, has been held by police and accused of illegally using a wiretapping device, China Labor Watch director Li Qiang told AFP. Deng Guilian, Hua's wife, was notified of his arrest by Jiangxi authorities on Tuesday. Hua and the two other activists, Li Zhao and Su Heng, have been unreachable since Sunday. "In 17 years (since our organisation was founded), we have done countless such investigations and have never had any problems," Li said, noting that he suspects the reprisal may be related to the brand they were investigating. "The accusation from Jiangxi police has no factual bas...

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