Protest violent assault on Chinese labour rights defenders!
On December 26, unidentified assailants entered the office of the Panyu Migrant Workers Documentation Centre (PMWDC) in Guangzhou and assaulted PMWCD head Zeng Feiyang. PMWCD has been providing legal and other services to migrant workers in the Pearl River Delta since 1998. The assault is the latest in an escalating series of attacks against independent organizations across China advising workers on their legal and workplace rights.
On December 27, PMWDC issued a statement condemning violence against citizens defending worker rights and calling on the government to investigate the incident and prosecute the perpetrators. The statement was swiftly signed by over 20 labour organizations in mainland China and more than 2,000 individuals. The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions and Globalization Monitor have posted an online petition in support of these demands - CLICK HERE TO ADD YOUR SUPPORT