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5 Sep 2021

ITUC - Africa

ITUC-Africa condemns the raids, brutality and deportation of African Migrants by the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC Africa (www.ituc-africa.org) is appalled by the acts of dehumanization meted out by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) against over 700 African migrants legally working in the UAE. We have it on record that the UAE government used Abu Dhabi's Rapid Intervention Forces (SWAT), Criminal Investigation Department, and police to carry out well coordinated mass arrests. We have learned how the said authorities used excessive force, including stun guns, beatings, and also sexually exploited and harassed women, by among other things touching their bodies inappropriately.