Nepali man jailed after employer lets Qatar residency lapse

(above: David Cameron on a recent visit to Qatar University)

From Doha news

“In an incident that once again calls the enforcement of Qatar’s labor laws into question, a Nepali hospitality worker at a local university has been jailed by police after his employer failed to provide him with a valid ID card.

His identification had expired, and was in the possession of the man’s company…”


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Frances O’Grady

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VIDEO: Hidden Faces of the Gulf

Watch this video from the ITUC to find out what it’s like to be a migrant worker in Qatar.

In the run up to the 2022 World Cup, the ITUC reports on migrant worker misery behind gleaming boom of Gulf – Doha (Qatar) & Dubai (UAE). Reportage: Paul Ames, Cinematography: Eduardo Diaz