Gallery: Disgruntled Sweatshop Worker Allegedly Behind Chinese Factory Fir...

Liu Shuangyun, Guangdong, China, workers rights, human rights, sweatshops, sweatshop workers, sweatshop labor, forced labor, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style

A fire at an undergarment factory in southern China killed 14 workers on Tuesday, all of them young women between the ages of 18 and 20. Chinese state media reports quote a former worker who said he torched the facility because he was upset over several hundred dollars in owed wages. Liu Shuangyun, the alleged arsonist, told the Guangdong TV broadcaster in a jailhouse interview on Wednesday that he “couldn’t get [his] salary,” which remained unpaid despite his quitting the factory three years ago. “The whole time, I’ve been very impulsive, very angry about this,” Liu said during the television interview. “So I did these things.”

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