By  on June 9, 2010

GENEVA — A large number of textile and apparel workers and union leaders were victims of serious human rights violations in 2009, which included a dramatic increase in the number of trade unionists murdered — with 101 killings, 30 percent more than the previous year — a survey said.

Numerous cases of strike-breaking, repression of workers and widespread abuses were documented against apparel workers in countries that included Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Egypt, Jordan, Peru and Pakistan, according to the annual survey of trade union rights that documented breaches in 140 nations.

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