On our minds: 38 charged with murder for Rana Plaza collapse
A good three years after the Rana Plaza disaster, a Bangladeshi court has formally charged 41 people with murder.
A good three years after the Rana Plaza disaster, which took the lives of 1,135 garment workers and injured another 2,515, a Bangladeshi court has formally charged 41 people with murder over the accident (which, if convicted, may lead to death penalty). Sohel Rana, the factory owner and main accused, is amongst the people charged, and so are those who helped him on his failed attempt to flee the country post-accident. Rana is said to have been warned about the state of the complex (housing five factories supplying garments to retailers worldwide) and the risk of it collapsing just before it happened and forced his workers to stay in the building or else get penalised with pay cuts or violence. This news follows the recent foreign-targeted killings of 28 people in a restaurant in Dhaka, which led to global fashion brands fearing for the security of their production staff visiting the country for work. Read more here.
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