ICBU: The Death of an Asian Maid in one of Dubai Police Stations

Sep 01 2018
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ICBU: The Death of an Asian Maid in one of Dubai Police Stations

The International Campaign to Boycott the UAE (ICBU) called on the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the UN Human Rights Council to act immediately and effectively to investigate the death of a Thai female worker in a Dubai police station. The campaign said it had received a complaint from relatives of the victim that the contact was interrupted last week after a fight with her Emirati sponsor who imprisoned her.

The family received information from members of the Thai community in Dubai that the worker died on Friday morning and no further details were available. The family said that their daughter (Bensry Nen) had been working in a hotel in Dubai for several years and had never faced any problems until her death.

The family continued in their letter to the campaign that they want the right of their daughter and they also want to know the real and true story of the incident and how they killed their daughter, contrary to what Dubai police told them that their daughter died naturally.

The campaign said it was not the first time that the UAE violated the rights of Asian workers and detained and abused them at the request of the sponsor. CBU 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 the work and life of   the worker 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.