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HRW: Foreign Workers in Oman Face Slavery-Like Conditions

Human Rights Watch says that because of Oman's immigrant labor laws, tying employment to a specific family’s sponsorship, many foreign employees – particularly female domestic workers – face exploitation and abuse at the hands of their Omani employers and have little means of recourse to protect themselves. In a new report, HRW charges that Oman’s Kafala immigrant labor system is at least partly to blame for leaving workers exposed to abusive employers who have total control over...

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