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15 May 2021

Author:
Sebastian Castelier, Independent

Where is Malcolm? Qatar urged to release worker activist held for breaching ‘security laws’

A coalition of organisations working on the rights of migrants in Qatar have called on the Gulf state to urgently reveal the whereabouts of a Kenyan security guard, taken from his labour accommodation earlier this month.

Malcolm Bidali, 28, has provided rare first-person accounts detailing the conditions faced by the vast numbers of migrant workers in Qatar, the host country of the 2022 World Cup.

Writing under his pen name Noah for the advocacy group Migrant-Rights.org, Bidali has written about everyday abuses faced by workers in Qatar, including packed accommodation, the confiscation of passports and low wages .....

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