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27 Jul 2015

Jordan Times

Jordan: Legal centre submits 32 reports on suspected human trafficking cases of migrant workers to PSD unit

"Legal centre submits 32 reports on suspected human trafficking to PSD unit", 27 July 2015

Jordan-based Tamkeen for Legal Aid and Human Rights has submitted 32 complaints by guest workers to the Public Security Department’s (PSD) anti-human trafficking unit since the beginning of 2015. The complaints include restriction of freedom, passport confiscation, not getting paid, food deprivation and preventing workers from contacting their families, according to Tamkeen. They also include beating charges, verbal abuse, deprivation of healthcare, lengthy work hours and being forced to work at more than one place, in addition to sexual assaults. The complainants are 89 male and female workers, of whom 46 are Indians, 11 are Sri Lankans, 10 are Indonesians, seven are from the Philippines, another seven are Bangladeshis, five are Kenyans, two are Ethiopians and one is Egyptian...