Foreign Workers Abused in Saudi Arabia

(Human Rights Watch) A new report, Bad Dreams: Exploitation and Abuse of Migrant Workers in Saudi Arabia, prepared by Human Rights Watch, provides the first comprehensive look at the pervasive abuses foreign workers endure in Saudi Arabia. Foreign workers - who comprise one-third of the kingdom's population - face torture, forced confessions, and unfair trials when they are accused of crimes. "The abuses we found against foreign workers demonstrate appalling flaws in the kingdom's criminal justice system as a whole," said Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of the group's Middle East and North Africa Division.

2004-07-16 00:00:00

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