PRC abuses the labor that makes Ivanka Trump shoes. @GordonGChang Charles Burton, Brock University.

Jun 08, 2017, 04:09 AM

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PRC abuses the labor that makes Ivanka Trump shoes. @GordonGChang Charles Burton, Brock University.

“Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangxi said on Monday that one of three labor activists detained after they investigated working practices at two factories supplying shoes for Ivanka Trump's own brand, has "met with an accident," his lawyer told RFA on Monday.

Hua Haifeng, Li Zhao and Su Heng were detained on suspicion of "illegal use of monitoring equipment," and are currently being held in the Ganzhou Detention Center in Jiangxi's Ganzhou city, lawyer Wen Yu, who was hired by Hua's wife to represent him, said.

"I went there today to apply to meet with my client, but they said Hua Haifeng had met with an accident in his cell, and I couldn't see him," Wen said.

"The head of the detention center told me to get in contact with the agency in charge of the case, so I went to the police station for the Ganzhou Economic & Technological Development Zone, and they told me that the state security police officer in charge was away on business," he said.

"They said I had better go and meet with my client as soon as possible, so I went back to the detention center, whereupon the state security police officer in charge of the case reappeared," Wen said.

"He told me that they were arraigning Hua, and that I wouldn't be able to meet with him until after the arraignment." Flimsy excuse? But Wen, who was unable to confirm the details of Hua's "accident," said he believed the arraignment was a flimsy excuse.

"They were just stripping him of his right to see a lawyer," he said.

According to the U.S.-based rights group China Labor Watch, Hua, Li and Su had been investigating labor conditions at factories that produce shoes for Ivanka Trump, the daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, and other Western brands….”