This video from the USA shows the testimony of Rory Mayberry before a US congressional committee on July 26 on Filipino slave labour in the construction of the US embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.
From the Manila Times in the Philippines:
Shanghaied to Baghdad
SCARY was the testimony of Rory Mayberry before a US congressional committee on July 26. He told the story about how, in this age, foreign workers could be tricked by a contractor for the US government to work on a project they knew nothing about, for which they were not prepared and, when they were on the project, worked under bad conditions.
Mayberry, an emergency medical technician contracted to First Kuwaiti International—the construction company building the US Embassy inside the Green Zone in Baghdad—testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that he was ordered to shepherd 51 Filipinos. First Kuwaiti has denied the claim.
He told the committee that the Filipinos thought they were bound for Dubai for hotel work, and had no idea that they were being brought to the Iraqi capital.
When the Filipinos protested on the plane upon learning they were being brought to the wrong place, a security officer threatened them by waving an MP-5 machine gun.
Eventually, the Filipinos were “smuggled into the Green Zone,” past US security forces.
Mayberry testified that the Filipinos, among other laborers forced to work on the embassy site, worked without safety equipment. Many were injured at work.
The word “Shanghaied” refers to a history of workers tricked to where they did not want to go by lies; especially for US American merchant ships.
It is somewhat similar to being “blackbirded”, eg Fijian workers tricked for Australian sugar cane plantations.
Filipino nurses face trumped-up charges in New York: here.