Workers in Qatar still facing abuses despite promises: HRW

Mon, 2020-08-24 04:01

DOHA: Qatar’s massive migrant workforce is still being exploited by employers who withhold wages, threaten expulsion, and deduct pay, leaving some staff unable to eat, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.
Widespread abuses persist even after Qatar — where more than 90 percent of the 2.75 population are migrant workers — pledged to clean up its act following a torrent of criticism of its labor laws when it won the contest to host the 2022 World Cup a decade ago.

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