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Boss, Lidl and C&A reject allegations of forced labour by Uyghurs

The accusation weighed too heavily to ignore. The human rights organization European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) had filed criminal charges against several German textile brands and retailers with the Federal Prosecutor General in Karlsruhe last week. The complaint is directed against the discounters Lidl, Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd, as well as C&A and Hugo Boss. The human rights organization accuses the companies of “directly or indirectly profiting from forced labor of Uyghurs” in the Chinese region of Xinjiang. Thus, the companies could be involved in crimes against humanity, the accusation reads.

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