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Tag Archives: human trafficking

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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Kuwait urged to end ‘kafala’ system – Kuwait calls global action to battle human trafficking

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 8, (AFP): A UN rights expert on Thursday urged Kuwait to abolish its “kafala” system for foreign workers which has long been criticised as a form of bonded labour or even slavery. Under the system, domestic workers are forced to work long hours, mistreated and beaten, prompting …

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Company, workers … citizen falls victim to permit traders

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 8: A citizen, identified Hassan, was surprised when he was informed that he owns a company and he is listed among the visa traders as the supposed company has 100 employees, reports Al-Rai daily. Hassan had so many questions in his mind upon hearing such news: What …

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‘Kuwait government keen to solve problems of Indians working here’ – Visiting Minister Singh meets with Kuwait’s FM, Labor Minister

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 8: The government of Kuwait is keen to solve the problems of Indians working in Kuwait and at the same time protect their rights. This was disclosed by Indian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Gen V.K. Singh Wednesday during a press conference at the Indian Embassy. …

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MEPs criticise Amnesty’s report on GCC – We need genuine dialogue: Alliot-Mari

BRUSSELS, Sept 6, (KUNA): Several Members of the European Parliament have stressed that the human rights situation in the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council is improving and they criticised the Amnesty International for generalising the situation and ignoring the progress made in the human rights domain in the Gulf region. The …

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‘Indonesia will not send maids to Kuwait, Mideast’ – ‘Need to improve treatment of workers’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 6, (Agencies): Indonesian Manpower Minister M. Hanif Dhakiri was quoted as saying the Indonesian government is not in favor of sending domestic workers to Kuwait. “As of today, the government has not entertained the idea of revoking the moratorium on sending labor in the domestic sector to …

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