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BCHR takes up case against Bahraini employer

Wednesday, June 09, 2004
Kudos to the Migrant Workers Group of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights for taking up this case with the authorities. Unfortunately, incidents like this happen far too frequently for it to be feasible for the MWG to take up each and every case. Nonetheless, making sure that at least a few of the employers are brought to justice helps raise awareness of such issues in the public eye. Keep it up.

From the GDN:
Human rights activists yesterday have called on authorities to investigate a Bahraini company, from which 15 workers ran away last week.

The call came from the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) Migrant Workers Group (MWG).

It has filed complaints against Al Owainati Construction with the police, the Labour and Social Affairs Ministry and the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

However, a spokeswoman for the organisation says there had been no response so far.

Twenty-one Indian men, six of whom had already fled the company earlier than the others, claim they were mistreated, forced to work overtime without off days and that their salaries had been withheld. Another, Jojo John, is alleged to have been sent back to India last weekend by the company, just hours before he was due to visit the Indian Embassy to lodge a complaint.


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