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‘Mandoub’ in human trafficking – Farm overstaffed

KUWAIT CITY, March 5: Officers from the General Department of Residency Affairs affiliated to the Citizenship and Passport Affairs Sector discovered a farm under which 200 employees are sponsored through manipulation and overestimation of the required manpower capacity. In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, the General Department …

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‘Learn to do your own work’ – ‘Sacrifice interests’

We along with many others have been urging the government to rationalize expenditures, reduce salaries and allowances of major state officials, cancel tenders that are not urgent, and close down inactive bodies such as the authority for revising laws. There were a number of MPs who called for increased restrictions …

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Human Rights Watch notes Kuwait labor progress

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 14, (Agencies): According to a recent report which has been issued by the Human Rights Watch Kuwait in 2016 took steps to improve the rights of migrant workers. During the same period, Kuwait also enacted a minimum wage for domestic workers, eased employer transfer rules, and passed …

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Indian authorities rescue 70 trafficking victims

New Delhi, Dec 22, 2016 (AFP) – Police have rescued 70 victims of human trafficking, including 33 children, in a restive and impoverished region of central India, an official said Thursday. The victims, who had been sold to factories and brick kilns, were being transported on a bus when police …

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Bride called police to stop her wedding

CHENNAI, India, Dec 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Police in the southern Indian state of Karnataka have rescued a schoolgirl who called them for help after learning she was to be married to a much older man, campaigners said on Tuesday, in a case highlighting the risk of child trafficking …

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Govt files ‘fraud’ charges against many enterprises – Coffee shops, eateries targeted

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 15, (KUNA): The Ministry of Commerce and Industry referred to the commercial prosecution dept a number of irregularities and fraud cases recently detected in coffee shops, restaurants and shopping malls. Under instructions of Minister Khaled Al-Roudhan, the Ministry’s sector of commercial supervision and consumer protection was able …

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Court acquits eight royals in human trafficking case

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 2: The Court of Appeals presided over by Judge Abdullah Othman Al-Rashid upheld the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance which acquitted eight members of the ruling family who, along with some others, were accused of bringing domestic workers into the country illegally. During the …

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Labour agents thrive on migration express – 1-way ticket to debt bondage

KANTABANJI, India, Nov 10, (RTRS): Nijam Khan was on a recruiting spree. All through the autumn, he drove to villages around the town of Kantabanji in India’s eastern Odisha state looking for labour. He zeroed in on poor families, jobless men and desperate couples. He gave them cash to buy …

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Do more to curb women, girls trafficking, UN urged

NEW YORK, Oct 11, (KUNA): Kuwait on Tuesday urged the UN to carry on with its support to countries’ efforts to counter trafficking in women and girls. This is likely to secure positive results, said Kuwait’s statement to the 71st UN General Assembly’s 3rd Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs Committee. …

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Kuwait urged to up efforts to stop trafficking, abuse of ‘domestics’ – UN expert calls on govt to offer real alternatives to deportation

KUWAIT CITY / GENEVA, Sept 15: United Nations human rights expert Maria Grazia Giammarinaro welcomed Kuwait’s commitment to fight trafficking in persons, but urged the government to further strengthen its assistance and support measures for trafficked and exploited domestic workers, and adopt prevention measures, especially related to the abolition of …

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