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INDONESIA - SAUDI ARABIA
Indonesia repatriates thousands of expats in Saudi Arabia: exploited in the workplace
Increasing instances of exploitation, abuse and violence, especially to domestic workers. About 11 thousand illegal immigrants detained in prisons in Saudi Arabia.
17/03/2012 SAUDI ARABIA - PHILIPPINES
Saudi Arabia, 70% of Filipino domestic workers suffer physical and psychological violence
Revealed by research of the Committee on Overseas Workers Welfare. The cases of rape suffered by Filipino young people are on the agenda. To avoid an increase in wages, the government of Riyadh bans unskilled workers from the Philippines and Indonesia.
02/07/2011 INDONESIA - SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi Arabia "to drive out" all Indonesian migrants
The decision announced June 30. Jakarta replies that it has pre-empted a decision already taken to stop migration. But experts point out that Riyadh needs the Indonesian workforce and Jakarta has millions of unemployed. Instead safety and rights should be discussed.
28/01/2010 PHILIPPINES – SAUDI ARABIA
Christian Filipino migrants forced to convert to Islam
A Filipino nurse with ten years in Saudi Arabia talks about the dramatic situation of Christian workers, forced to embrace Islam just to keep their job. Despite abuses and violence, migrants still choose the Middle East because of the availability of work.
12/02/2008 SAUDI ARABIA
Riyadh seeks short residency permits for foreigners
Labour minister wants shorter residency permits for foreigners who work in Gulf region to avoid pressure to grant them political rights.
19/07/2004 saudi arabia
Foreign workers, problem deeper than terrorism
A Human Rights Watch report reveals pervasive abuses
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