April 4, 2014, marks two years since labor organizer Aminul Islam was tortured and murdered. Nobody has yet been held accountable for this crime. In a letter to the Prime Minister, ILRF calls on the government of Bangladesh to reopen the investigation and ensure a credible, independent and transparent investigation into Aminul Islam’s death and to ensure that the perpetrators of the torture and murder are prosecuted. IndustriALL, ITUC, UNI Global Union, and Human Rights Watch sent similar messages to the government.
Aminul Islam was a worker organizer and labor rights defender. He was President of the Bangladesh Garment and Industrial Workers’ Federation’s (BGIWF) local committee in the Savar and Ashulia areas of Dhaka and a senior organizer with the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity (BCWS).
Remembering Aminul Islam
In this video, Kalpona Akter, executive director of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity, reflects on the death of her friend and colleague Aminul Islam. Produced by STZ Films.