118 more workers return from Kuwait | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 03, 2008 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 03, 2008

118 more workers return from Kuwait

Another 118 deported Bangladeshi workers arrived in Dhaka yesterday from Kuwait, raising their total number to 464.
Immigration wing of Zia International Airport told The Daily Star last night that 85 of yesterday's deportees reached Dhaka on a Kuwait Airways flight while the others on a Gulf Air flight.
On Friday night, the Kuwaiti authorities sent back 66 workers to Bangladesh on an Emirates Airways flight.
Hundreds of Bangladeshi workers fear deportation from the Middle Eastern country on charge of 'violating local laws'.
On July 30, the Kuwaiti authorities started deporting foreign workers, mostly Bangladeshis, who went on strike in the Gulf country in protest at low wage, poor work conditions and exploitation by their employers.
Kuwaiti Police on July 28 arrested about 800 Bangladeshi workers who went on a rampage on their second consecutive day of demonstrations.
Yesterday in a press release, foreign affairs ministry of Bangladesh said the Kuwaiti police arrested about 1,000 Bangladeshi workers so far and about 300 of them will be released as their involvement in any unlawful activity could not be established.
According to the Arab Times, about 2,000 Bangladeshi workers, employed by Al-Jawhara Company for stevedoring and cleaning in Hassawi in Kuwait, destroyed six vehicles and injured five camp officials on Sunday.
The law enforcement agencies of Kuwait are examining video footages to detect workers and others involved in the vandalism and attack on law enforcers.
The Kuwaiti authorities told Bangladesh mission officials in the country that innocent detainees would be released, but the wrongdoers will be sent back.
Bangladeshi workers in Kuwait, however, alleged that the police and military had arrested the Bangladeshis indiscriminately.

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