تحطم طائرة خاصة سعودية في بريطانيا.. ومعلومات أولية أن على متنها 3 مسافرين بالإضافة إلى قائد الطائرة.

دبي، الإمارات العربية المتحدة (CNN)—تحطمت طائرة خاصة من طراز “امبراير 505 فانوم 300” تعود سجلات تسجيلها إلى المملكة العربية السعودية، وذلك في حادث في مطار بلاكبوش في بريطانيا، حيث كان على متنها ثلاثة مسافرين بالإضافة إلى قائد الطائرة.

Indians in Kuwait and their complaints

indianstitled60,608 complaints made to Indian missions around the world, the majority come from Gulf states. Complaints included breach of contract, non-payment of salaries, harassment, abuse, and other exploitative working conditions.

The most complaints were registered in Saudi Arabia, with 12.5k complaints, followed by Kuwait with 12.1k complaints, Qatar with 9.8k complaints, and the UAE with 6.2k. Proportionally, the highest rate of complaints were made in Kuwait.

The number of Indian migrants working in the Gulf is estimated to be 7 million. India’s migrants do tend to have comparatively better access to redress and complaint mechanisms in part because of the services provided by their embassies and in part because of entrenched social networks.he data provided by embassies provide a somewhat rare qualitative account of the scale of abuse in the GCC, but still the numbers provide only a glimpse into the actual conditions of workers .Gulf governments are often tight-lipped regarding migrant data, publishing limited and often unrepresentative statistics, if anything at all; for instance in the UAE repeatedly claims unbelievably low instances of trafficking,despite it being a transit point for Indonesian domestic workers into other banned Gulf states as well as  the widespread accounts of forced labour on large projects and in private homes.

Source : Migrant Rights


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Filipinos raise ‘blood money’ to free long serving prisoner in Kuwait

Filcom1_(2)A group of Filipinos has reportedly raised the $26,000 in ‘blood money’ needed to free one of its longest serving citizens in a Kuwaiti jail. Joseph Urbiztondo, 45, was sentenced to life in jail in 1996 for accidentally killing his Bangladeshi co-worker, Azizur Rahman. The victim’s family eventually agreed on the amount of blood money – a common payment made to the families of murder victims as compensation in return for freedom – but Urbiztondo’s family could not raise the money, Kuwait Times said.

The Filipino government also was reluctant to pay up. The Filipino community in both Kuwait and at home rallied together and it took more than a decade to raise the required amount. It is planned to be delivered to Rahman’s family via the Philippine Embassy in Dhaka in Bangladesh, Kuwait Times said.

The turnover ceremony would include the signing of a letter of foregiveness. Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Pedro Villa said he was proud of the Filipinos’ efforts for their compatriot. He said he expected Urbiztondo to be freed from jail within weeks.

Source : ArabBusiness


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