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Two Years Later, Murder Charges for Rana Plaza Tragedy, But Justice Elusive


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Two Years Later, Murder Charges for Rana Plaza Tragedy, But Justice Elusive

Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Bangladeshi police on Monday formally filed murder charges against 41 people for the Rana Plaza factory collapse over two years ago that killed 1,138 workers—most of them women—in what is is believed to be the worst single tragedy in the history of the world's garment industry.

Among those charged are building owner Sohel Rana, his parents, owners of other nearby factories, and government officials. If they are found guilty, the defendants could face the death penalty.


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All talk, no action. Makes good headlines but peel back the flesh of reality and there will not be a shred of justice for the victims. The U S retailers have a monumental wall of legalese and contractual BS that provide them immunity from paying a farthing in compensation. Doing "the just, good and right thing" means for them protecting the profits for themselves, their BoD, and shareholders. India has myriad problems that may never be solved, especially when it comes to their socioeconomic disparities, rampant poverty, diminishing resources, and corruption from top to bottom. A colony that has never recovered.