Now read the short story about this important human right.
No One Can Take Away Your Human Rights
Dave is a sailor. He works on ships.
For years, he hears about Captain Carlos. Everyone tells him to avoid Captain Carlos's ship.
Captain Carlos is the worst ship captain in the fleet. He is cruel to the people on his ship.
One day, Dave has to go to Captain Carlos's ship. He is a little worried. What if all the things he hears are true?
As soon as he gets on the ship, he finds out that everything he hears is true. Captain Carlos is very cruel.
Carlos has many rules. He does not allow his workers to rest and relax.
He limits how much they can eat. He does not allow them to talk to one
another. He does not let them play cards. Sometimes he locks people in
Dave is shocked. He gathers the workers in a
room, which is also against the captain's rules. He says, "The captain
does not have the right to treat us like this. He cannot take away our
rights just because we live and work on his ship. No one can take away
our basic human rights."
The workers go to Captain Carlos
together. They tell him that if he does not change, they all quit their
jobs. Captain Carlos knows that this will get him into trouble with the
company, so he changes his ways. He starts to honor the basic rights of