Oman: 45 Sri Lankan women in Oman for promised jobs placed at safety centre after attempt to sell them in auction
Date Reported: 10 Nov 2022
OtherNot Reported (Recruitment agencies) - Recruiter
Total individuals affected: 90Migrant & immigrant workers: (90 - Sri Lanka, Domestic worker agencies)
IssuesIntimidation, Violence, Human Trafficking, Withholding Passports, Restricted mobility
Response sought: No
Action taken: The authorities intervened and the women were kept in a safe centre in the Sri Lankan embassy in Oman until they are repatriated to Sri Lanka.
Source type: News outlet
"CID probes Omani human trafficking allegations : 45 Lankan women sold at an auction", 10 Nov 2022
Speaking to NewsWire, he said investigations were launched after information was received on Sri Lankan women being sent to Oman for employment under the guise of a tourist visa, being abused.
He said upon their arrival, these women are not provided jobs as promised, and are instead sold at auctions to work as escorts...
The Police Spokesman revealed that the team had met 45 Sri Lankan women who had been trapped in Oman as a result of the racket.
During the visit, it was uncovered that upon reaching Oman, the women are lined up according to their age and appearance, and sold via auctions to engage in sexual activity.
SSP Nihal Thalduwa said the 45 women met by the investigating team are currently placed at the Safety Centre at the Sri Lankan Embassy in Oman...