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Iraq frees 45 Bangladeshi workers held in central Baghdad

Iraqi policemen hold their national flag and march during a parade in Baghdad on 10 January 2019 to mark the graduation of 158 Iraqi policemen after a six-month training period. [AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP / Getty]
Iraqi policemen hold their national flag and march during a parade in Baghdad on 10 January 2019 to mark the graduation of 158 Iraqi policemen after a six-month training period. [AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP / Getty]

Iraqi police yesterday announced the liberation of 45 Bangladeshi workers who had been held in the centre of the country’s capital city of Baghdad.

“A team from the Baghdad Police Command was able to free 45 Bangladeshi workers who were captivated by a central Baghdad-based labour company that was planning to exploit them in the future,” the police command said on Facebook.

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The police added that two Iraqis and four Bangladeshis were arrested in suspension for being embroiled in detaining the foreign workers.

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