ICBU: Body of an Asian Worker Found Tortured in Jebel Ali area in Dubai

Sep 06 2018
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ICBU: Body of an Asian Worker Found Tortured in Jebel Ali area in Dubai

International Campaign to Boycott UAE (ICBU) said that a body of an Asian worker has been found with signs of violence, rape and murder in the Jebel Ali are. ICBU held the UAE regime in Dubai the full responsibility because they violation of the rights of workers to cause these crimes and the absence of laws protecting foreign workers in the UAE leads to the spread of crimes against them.

A citizen and with help of his relatives confessed to killing the Asian worker and hiding his body in the area. The suspect said he and some of his relatives had ambushed the Asian worker and sexually assaulted him and tortured him, wrapped a rope around his neck and caused his death, following a verbal altercation between them.

The international campaign called on human rights institutions to pressure Dubai to enact laws protecting the rights of foreign humanitarian workers. ICBU said Dubai was abusing foreign workers in the United Arab Emirates and violating international human rights treaties and conventions on a daily basis in the UAE. Foreign workers in the UAE also suffer from a work visa that forces them to obtain an Emirati sponsor who always controls workers in all aspects of life in the UAE.

The law obliges the Emirati sponsor to obtain the sponsor’s permission in everything related to his life and work in the UAE. ICBU revealed that workers were afraid to report such violations to authorities because Dubai authorities had always threatened to deport them to their country or to detain them in their prisons. ICBU also calls on the international community to intervene immediately to stop human rights violations in the UAE and to force the authorities in the UAE to respect human rights laws and called on all countries that respect human rights laws and the free world to boycott the UAE because they violate human rights daily, whether in the war in Yemen or with neighbouring countries or citizens or residents.

ICBU said it was launched in the light of the endless violations of human rights practiced by the UAE, as well as its war crimes in Yemen and violations of workers’ rights, as well as the fact that the UAE is the centre of modern slavery. The United Arab Emirates today is one of the leading countries in human-trafficking and is one of the main supporters of terrorist groups in Syria and other parts of the Middle East.