Tag Archives: human trafficking

‘Kuwaitis treat their domestics well’

KUWAIT CITY, April 14: Recent statistics by the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) indicated 587,696 expatriates constituting 288,982 male and 298,714 female were employed in the Kuwaiti houses as domestic workers before January 2016. In a recent survey conducted among some domestic workers in order to get a clear …

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Owner of firm arrested for selling work permits for KD 650-KD 850

KUWAIT CITY, April 7: An unknown motorist ran over a traffic officer while he was on official duty at an intersection linking the Arabian Gulf Road and Al-Aqsa Road near Shaab seaside area on Thursday, April 7. This incident is a replica of the traffic incident that took place during …

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‘Published info on Zimbabwean working for Kuwait embassy true’

KUWAIT CITY, March 18: Kuwait’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said information that has been published by the Al-Rai daily about the arrest of a Zimbabwean employee working for the Kuwaiti Embassy in Harare for trafficking in humans is true, reports Al- Rai daily. However, sources at the Ministry said …

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Top embassy official said held for human trafficking – Female job-seekers lured to Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, March 16, (Agencies): The Zimbabwean police over the weekend are said to have arrested a senior Kuwait embassy official believed to be part of a well-organized human trafficking organization. The 62-year-old suspect, a Zimbabwean identified as B.A. May, and believed to be working as a secretary at the …

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Trafficked women trapped in Syria – ‘Nepal, Bangladesh have little diplomatic influence’

MURALI BHANJYANG, Nepal, March 13, (AFP): Nepali villager Sunita Magar thought she was heading to a safe factory job in Kuwait, but only when she landed in Damascus did she realise “something had gone very wrong”. Frequently beaten with a baton and given only one meal a day, Magar says …

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Unified efforts sought to help victims of ‘human trafficking’

KUWAIT CITY, March 8: The International Organisation for Migration in Kuwait is holding a regional workshop on ‘The Nexus between Human trafficking and Asylum: Protecting Victims and Refugees during conflict and disaster settings’ in partnership with the UNHCR and in cooperation with the Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior, at the UN …

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Visas sold – Top-level graft

KUWAIT CITY, March 3: Director- General of the Citizens Service Centers, Major-General Adeeb Al-Suwaidan has suspended the supervisor of the Capital Governorate center for selling 49 domestic visas under his sponsorship, reports Al-Rai daily. A security source said the supervisor abused his authority by recruiting dozens of domestic workers in …

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Two victims of human trafficking repatriated

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 21: The Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration has returned to their home countries two people who were victims of human trafficking, reports Al- Rai daily. The two victims — an African and an Asian – who were hired for …

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430 employees of 30 fictitious companies under police probe

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 14: Personnel from the Residence Affairs Investigation Department have identified 30 fictitious companies, 18 of them which do not even have an office but exist just on paper, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily added, this happened during a raid organized by the department in cooperation with the …

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Arab found working in a bogus company sheltering marginal workers

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 10: Officers from the Security Residency Affairs Department in the Interior Ministry arrested an Arab who was found to be working in a bogus company, which provides shelter to marginal workers and those who escaped from their sponsors. This is in compliance with the instructions Director General …

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