China frees three activists who probed Ivanka Trump supplier

China Frees 3 Activists Who Probed Ivanka Trump Shoe Supplier

The brand of Ivanka Trump does not produce directly in China, but has entrusted a part of its production to companies that manufacture in this country of clothes, shoes or handbags. The sign reads "visitors please exit the vehicle and register, people without relevant reasons can not enter this important factory area".

Three activists who were detained last month while investigating working conditions at a Chinese factory making Ivanka Trump-branded shoes have been released on bail pending a trial, their non-governmental organisation said Wednesday.

They were released on the final day of their 30-day detention period limit.

Li Qiang, founder of China Labor Watch, said the Huajian's factory in Ganzhou was as among the worst he has seen in almost two decades investigating labor abuses. It says it stopped producing Ivanka Trump shoes months ago.

They discovered that employees were forced to work overtime while being paid less than the minimum wage, according to CLW director Li, who has alleged that the factory issued fake pay slips that showed wages greater than the workers' actual compensation.

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"To be released on bail to await trial is a clause used in cases where the crimes are not serious and the suspects not unsafe", said Ai, speaking generally of such cases. The labour group said two were taken away from a hotel room while the third was detained by customs officials in the southern city of Shenzhen while en route to Hong Kong.

On June 5, the U.S. State Department called for the immediate release of the three activists. At the time, Hua Chunying, spokeswoman for China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said the men had been accused of using secret recording devices to disrupt normal commercial operations and would be dealt with under Chinese law. "I'm happy to be out", he said.

Hua declined further comment but said he had not been mistreated. The three were detained by police in late May. The brand said it takes the allegations "very seriously".

Despite her father's mantra of "Buy American", First Daughter Ivanka Trump outsources the manufacturing of most of her clothing line to contractors in China.

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