Justice for Rizana Nafeek! Justice for All Migrants in Jail!

Justice for Rizana Nafeek! Justice for All Migrants in Jail!

Statement of the International Migrants’ Alliance on the

Saudi Arabia Execution of Rizana Nafeek

January 14, 2013

No child should be put in such a deplorable situation! No migrant should be denied her rights!

This is the statement of the International Migrants’ Alliance as it cries for justice for the death of Rizana Nafeek, a Sri Lankan domestic worker who was put to death by beheading by the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Not only are we saddened but angered by the sheer neglect by the KSA government, through its judiciary system, of Nafeek’s rights. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have reported that Nafeek was not with her lawyer all the time and that she was not given full translation assistance during the time of the investigation and of her hearing. Continue reading

No to modern-day slavery!Support the Filipino migrant workers’ class action against Grand Isle Shipyard

No to modern-day slavery!Support the Filipino migrant workers’ class action against Grand Isle Shipyard

Statement of Support and Solidarity to the Former Migrant Workers against the Grand Isle Shipyard

January 3, 2012

The International Migrants’ Alliance (IMA), a global alliance of more than 100 grassroots migrant organizations and their support groups, stands in strong solidarity with the Filipino migrant workers who are now filing a class suit against the companies Grand Isle Shipyard, Black Elk Energy and DNR Offshore Crewing Services.

The Grand Isle Shipyard Company, a US-based company situated in Louisiana, hired and supplied Filipino migrant workers to oil companies in the Gulf of Mexico, particularly Black Elk Energy. The company apparently employed the said workers through DNR Offshore Crewing Services. Continue reading