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Gulf States: Ease Immigration Detention in Pandemic

Expand   A worker rests at his accommodation in Qadisiya labor camp, Saudi Arabia August 17, 2016.  © REUTERS (Beirut) – People in immigration detention in Gulf countries pending deportation should be given alternatives to detention amid health risks and global travel restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Human Rights Watch said today. Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries should also curb arrests of undocumented migrants, including of workers who “abscond;” lift any overstay fines; and follow procedures for migrants who wish to return home that respect health and safety standards.…

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