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Report: 600,000 Forced Labor Victims in Middle East

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Millions of migrant workers flood to the Middle East from some of the world's poorest countries in search of paid work they won't find at home.

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Winnie A (179)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 6:25 pm
I certainly hope these people can get work and not be prayed upon by despicable people who only want to harm them or take away their freedom. The world has to keep a watch on this so it can't be swept under the rug.

Jason S (50)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 8:46 pm
Good posting, thanks

Lynn D (0)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 2:02 am
Good for them!

ilja c (48)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 2:35 am
Right, stop global exploitation!

Gloria p (304)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 2:56 am
What a shameful way to treat people.

Danuta W (1250)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 3:23 am

Vivien Green (153)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 4:04 am
Noted thank you Cal.
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Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 4:54 am
Arab respect for human life!!

Patricia H. (440)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 5:51 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 6:26 am
Please allow them their basic rights

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 6:36 am
It's everywhere.

Tammy B (9)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 6:40 am
thank you for sharing

. (0)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 6:43 am
Sadly it's the people with the cash that get the preferential treatment. I don't know when this will change or if it ever will. It's not just the Arab nations although they account for a huge percentage of the human trade market. The people who supply the women and children in human trafficking come from different countries. Human suffering; abuse or death means very little when you're talking billions of dollars a year.
When people are no longer useful they can be either killed or thrown out into the street like yesterday's trash. The problem is we have a surfeit of disposable people. The moneyed take their passports and documentation; deny them wages or care of any sort and as stated in the article; the authorities generally take the word of the people paying them the baksheesh or hung yau.

Many F (139)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 7:01 am

. (0)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 7:37 am
That's awful! This sort of thing should not be happening.

Gillian M (218)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 11:18 am
This has been happening for years in Muslim controlled countries, there isn't news but thanks for bringing it out again Cal.

Perhaps I should also remind people that there are at least 20 million slaves in the Muslim controlled Middle East countries from 3 year old African boys stolen to become camel jockeys, also used and abused sexually, to young women from across the world for sex slaves.

But then the Muslims can do not wrong. Israel is always at fault even though they take in and help many runaways.

Bruno Moreira (61)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 11:37 am
noted thanks

Amy L (112)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 3:16 pm
We saw this first hand in Saudi Arabia - it is so cruel and sad.

Jennifer Ward (40)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 4:05 pm
Slavery is legal and a normal state of affairs in Islam. It has been illegal and unacceptable in Judeo-Christian influenced countries for over a century. We must stop dismissing crimes against humanity because of religious sensitivities. We also must support family planning so that people are not burdened with the tyranny of unsustainable fertility. The old song by Elvis Presley. 'In the Ghetto', explains a lot..

Sandra ;atterson (59)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 11:04 pm

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 11:28 pm
@ Phyllis it happen in the U.S. A TOO

Rose Becke (141)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 11:55 pm
well said David L

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Thursday April 11, 2013, 3:09 am


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Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 5:56 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal.
I read an article similar to this during the Bush Regime when Dubai was being built. These people were "offered" jobs, then treated like slaves when they got there. Their passports were confiscated, and living conditions were horrendous. I'd hoped the info would be widespread back then, and changes would be made. I'm sorry to read that nothing has changed.

alicia m (97)
Friday April 12, 2013, 4:05 am
noted, gracias y gracias david

Yvonne F (181)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 7:41 am
Poor people!!! Thanks Cal
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