Bahrain: Repatriated Indian worker alleges labour abuse including long hours, harassment and unpaid wages

Author: News of Bahrain, Published on: 20 January 2020

"Social workers help expatriate 'tortured by employer' fly home," 20 Jan 2020

Social workers successfully rescued an [Indian] worker, who was allegedly held captive and subjected to forced labour by his employer... he was recruited by an agent to work with a private firm...

"Upon arrival in the Kingdom, I was offered a different job as a worker in a restaurant... The employer began harassing me from the first day of work" [he said]...

The situation became worse as the employer refused to pay him wages...

the employer was initially reluctant to release [the worker's] passport.

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