Thursday, December 6, 2007

when protesting becomes 'cyber crime'

Six Dutch activists, protesting workers conditions in India, now face extradition and arrest without bail after a court in Bangalore, India decided to order their arrest for 'cyber crime'.

The alleged 'cyber criminals' were also accused of 'acts of racist and xenophobic nature' and 'criminal defamation' by the Indian jeans manufacturer Fibres and Fabrics International and its subsidiary Jeans Knit Pvt Ltd (FFI/JKPL).

The activists are from the Clean Clothes Campaign and the India Committee of the Netherlands. The director of their Netherlands based ISP, Antenna, is also included.

The case could have serious implications for posting anything on the web, with the Bangalore court using the 'Convention on Cyber Crime' to call for extradition from the Netherlands.

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