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Uzbek illegal laborers exposed to abusive practices in neighboring Kazakhstan

Author: Rustam Temirov, in EurasiaNet, Published on: 5 November 2003

Each autumn in recent years, Kazakhstan experiences a surge of migrant laborers from neighboring Uzbekistan...Many...report that they suffer from abusive practices...[Some] young Uzbeks worked at cotton farms, receiving meager supplies of food and minimal housing. They received no wages...No one knows how many Uzbek citizens live in Kazakhstan as virtual slaves.

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