Full trial Charles Hector adjourned. New dates: 24-26 August 2011

Malaysian human rights defender Charles Hector is facing trial in court for alleged defamation of Japanese electronics company Asahi Kosei. The dates of the full trial were set for June 28 and 29, but at the last moment the application for an adjournment of the…

Electronics company sues human rights defender for $3.3 million.

Electronics company sues human rights defender for $3.3 million.

Japanese-owned electronics company Asahi Kosei sues Malaysian human rights defender for $3.3 million. The trial is scheduled to start on 27 June 2011. At stake the labour rights of migrant workers and the freedom of opinion and expression of human rights defenders. Join the GoodElectronics…

Asahi Kosei petioned to drop legal case against human rights defender

Asahi Kosei petioned to drop legal case against human rights defender

For highlighting information via blog and twitter about human rights violations suffered by 31 Burmese migrant workers who were working at the Japanese electronics company Asahi Kosei in Malaysia, human rights defender Charles Hector has been sued for RM10 million by the said company. This…

International Campaign for Responsible Technology concerned by Asahi Kosei

International Campaign for Responsible Technology concerned by Asahi Kosei

The International Campaign for Responsible Technology is an international solidarity network that promotes corporate and government accountability in the global electronics industry. ICRT has written to Asahi Kosei and a selection of its buyers regarding the demand for damages and the legal action for libel…

Malaysian Bar unanimously supports human rights defender sued by Asahi Kosei

At its 65th Annual General Meeting, the Malaysian Bar unanimously carried a motion in support of human rights defender Charles Hector. Mr Hector is facing legal charges by the Japanese electronics company Asahi Kosei for highlighting alleged human rights violations at the company’s Malaysian facility….