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HRW: Migrant workers abused in Bahrain

Nearly a half-million migrant workers in Bahrain are being exploited despite government reforms meant to protect them, a human rights group said.Human Rights Watch said the workers routinely have their wages confiscated in the form of recruitment fees and have their passports taken away, making it difficult for them to leave abusive employers in the construction and domestic servant industries.

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Nass Corporation in Bahrain ends its enslavement of Indian migrants after getting BAD PR!

Nass Corporation in Bahrain ends its enslavement of Indian migrants after getting BAD PR! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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The company had accused the workers of "absconding from work" in 2006 after many of them left the company complaining of low wages.

The workers' visas were sponsored by the company, a requirement under Bahrain law for anyone leaving the country.

Nearly 400,000 Indians live and work in Bahrain and campaigners say many live in extreme poverty - they are often not paid the wages they are promised and their passports are taken away from them.

In 2009 Bahrain's own labour minister criticised the visa sponsor system, saying it was akin to slavery.

One of the laborers recently committed suicide by hanging himself from a palm tree in a public garden. He was the 26th Indian laborer who has committed suicide in Bahrain this year.

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Avaaz campaign forces Bahrain company to free 100 Indians

Avaaz campaign forces Bahrain company to free 100 Indians | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
In response to the huge pressure generated by an Avaaz campaign started by an Indian citizen, the Nass Corporation of Bahrain announced that it will immediately permit more than 100 migrant Indian labourers previously trapped in Bahrain to leave...
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26 Indian Workers Commit Suicide In Bahrain, Nass Corp. Under Fire

26 Indian Workers Commit Suicide In Bahrain, Nass Corp. Under Fire | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
More than 100 Indian laborers are trapped in Bahrain over a wage dispute with Nass Corporation. Some have no money to support their families in India and no hope of escape.
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