Saudi police kill Sudanese migrant worker

Saudi police kill Sudanese migrant worker
Thu Nov 14, 2013 14:07:07

Saudi Arabia’s security forces have killed a Sudanese migrant worker in the latest round of violent crackdown on foreign migrants.

On Wednesday, clashes erupted between Saudi police and foreign workers, mostly African, in Manfuhah, a southern neighborhood of the capital, Riyadh.

The Sudanese worker was killed in the clashes.

Reports say nearly 20 other workers were injured in the incident.

Similar clashes were also reported in the same area on Tuesday. Three Ethiopian workers were killed in that incident, which took place when thousands of African workers, mostly Ethiopians, were waiting for buses to take them to deportation centers.

The Ethiopian government condemned the killings and called for an investigation into the incident.

Last week, Saudi authorities launched a crackdown on undocumented foreign workers, killing several people and imprisoning many others.

Riyadh has announced plans to create jobs for Saudi nationals by reducing the number of foreign workers, who total some nine million people.

Hundreds of thousands of workers have already left Saudi Arabia amid tough conditions imposed on them.

Human rights groups have criticized Saudi Arabia over the condition of migrant workers.


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