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Abuse of migrant workers in Qatar still happening, says rights group

Free Malaysia Today, Qatar, 24 August 2020 - DOHA: Qatar’s massive migrant workforce is still being exploited by employers who withhold wages, threaten expulsion, and deduct pay, leaving some staff unable to eat, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.

Widespread abuses persist even after Qatar – where more than 90% of the 2.75 million population are migrant workers – pledged to clean up its act following a torrent of criticism of its labour laws when it won the contest to host the 2022 World Cup a decade ago.

“Independent employers, as well as those operating labour supply companies, frequently delay, withhold, or arbitrarily deduct workers’ wages,” the New York-based rights group said in a report.

HRW said it interviewed more than 93 migrant workers working for more than 60 companies or employers and reviewed legal documents as part of its investigation.

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Source: https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/business/2020/08/24/abuse-of-migrant-workers-in-qatar-still-happening-says-hrw/

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