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Kuwait deports 13,000 expats in nine months

The Philippines stopped sending workers to Kuwait in January after a Filipino migrant worker was found dead in a freezer, the latest incident in what Manila called a pattern of abuse in the Gulf state.

The Kuwaiti Interior Ministry has deported approximately 13,000 expatriates in the first nine months of this year, the Middle East News Agency reported.

The agency quoted informed sources saying that the expatriates were deported for a variety of reasons, poor health conditions, labour law violations and after criminal charges were brought against them.

According to the sources, a majority of the deportees were Indians followed by Filipinos and Ethiopians.

As per the country’s deportation procedures, authorities detain the men and women in a prison until arrangements for their departure were finalised.

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