Jordanian Abdullah Ibhais was sentenced to five years in prison in April this year. Human rights groups assert that the sentence is based on false and baseless charges completely lacking evidence
The rights group asked the Qatari government to do more to investigate and identify the underlying causes of deaths of the foreign workers
Several rights groups have criticized the arrest and disappearance of 28-year-old Kenyan Malcolm Bidali, who worked as security guard and raised issues of migrant workers through his articles, earlier this month
Migrant workers in Qatar face systematic abuse and labor rights violations, issues which have gone unaddressed by the government despite repeated appeals by human rights groups and labor organizations
The announcement includes a non-discriminatory minimum wage and end to the requirement of no objection certificate from the employer to change jobs
In the latest episode, Peoples Dispatch reports on violent repression on the protesters of Swaziland and Turkey, and also a rare success of migrant workers in Qatar.
Following strikes by migrant workers, negotiations with the government resulted in the payment of delayed salaries and the arrest of guilty company officials.