Maldives detains migrant workers seeking unpaid wages

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Sat, 2020-07-25 08:41

MALE, Maldives: Human Rights Watch on Saturday urged the Maldives to drop charges against 80 migrant workers arrested for demanding their unpaid wages in a country otherwise known for its upmarket tourism.
The New York-based group said authorities detained the foreign workers during separate demonstrations against inhumane living conditions and work without pay.
“The authorities should drop charges and release all those held for engaging in peaceful protest, and address allegations of human trafficking and other abuses…,” HRW said in a statement.

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