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Feb 13, 2012
It’s been one year since anti-government protests started in Bahrain.
Nearly two thousand mainly Shia Muslim workers in both the private and public sector lost their jobs as punishment for their perceived participation in the protests.
Unions say they have not got their jobs back, despite repeated promises from the government.
By Habib Toumi, Bureau Chief
Published: 15:22 July 30, 2013
One of the men fainted as he was working on pipes inside a nine-metre hole in Nabih Al Saleh, in the suburbs of the capital Manama, prompting his colleagues to go down to try to rescue him.
However, they too succumbed to the poisonous gas, the ministry said on its Twitter account.
Unprotected exposure to the colourless and odourless gas formed by the decomposition of animal and vegetable matter can be fatal.
In May last year, a Bahraini national and two Asian workers died after inhaling toxic gas.
The three men were working in a septic tank in West Al Eker, a village south of Manama.
The first victim died when he went down a septic tank and inhaled the deadly gas. His colleagues died after they rushed to rescue him, but were exposed to methane.
Ethiopia: Middle East Ethiopian Communities Establish Union to Combat Human Trafficking
30 July 2013
Members of Ethiopian communities living in the Middle East have formed a union to fight back against the abuse and suffering of Ethiopian migrant workers in the region. After a meeting in Addis Ababa on Monday (july 29) a memorandum of understanding was signed by representatives of Ethiopian communities in Jeddah, Riyadh, Bahrain, Dubai, Yemen, Lebanon and Qatar. The union vowed to defend the rights of Ethiopian migrant workers in all their countries and fight against illegal traffickers in coordination with the relevant and concerned government offices.
Recent studies indicate that the numbers of Ethiopian workers being smuggled into various Middle East countries has been growing steadily. Ato Rezene Lemelem, head of the Ethiopian Community Association in Jeddah said that the increase in the number of illegal traffickers was exacerbating the problem of trafficking. Ato Nebeyou Belete, deputy head of the Ethiopian community in Yemen noted that there were a significant number of Ethiopians “wandering in different cities of Yemen after being smuggled by tortuous paths into the country”.
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Police car death of Bahraini investigated: here.
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- Bahraini monarchy keeps violating human rights (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Bahrain orders tougher penalties ahead of protests (dailystar.com.lb)
- Bahrain dictatorship history and WikiLeaks (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Bahrain parliament upholds banning protests in capital – reports (rt.com)