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Amnesty rush at four embassies in Bahrain

Hundreds of illegal foreign residents flocked to their embassies in Bahrain yesterday (July 1) on the first day of a six-month amnesty, which allows them to return home without facing penalties. Diplomats at the Bangladeshi, Phili

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Foreign embassies in Bahrain brace for amnesty rush

Foreign embassies in Bahrain are bracing themselves for an anticipated rush of illegal residents seeking to take advantage of a six-month immigration amnesty that starts today (July 1). Between now and December 31 anyone who is in

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Amnesty awareness drive to be launched in Bahrain

Awareness campaigns are being launched in Bahrain to ensure illegal residents know they will not be arrested if they take advantage of a nationwide amnesty that starts tomorrow (July 1). The six-month amnesty is intended to encour

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Bahrain amnesty for illegal workers begins July 1

A six-month general amnesty for workers staying in Bahrain illegally will begin on Wednesday, a report said. Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) chief executive Ausamah Al Absi announced yesterday that the grace period for u

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Qatar still failing migrant workers – Amnesty

Qatar, host nation of the 2022 Fifa World Cup, is still doing little to improve conditions for migrant workers despite promising reform last year, Amnesty International said on Wednesday. Amnesty said in a briefing that little had

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Bahrain mulls amnesty plan for migrant workers

A general amnesty for undocumented migrant workers living illegally in Bahrain is expected to be announced soon. The Labour Ministry has confirmed that it is working on a proposal for a two or three-month grace period when illegal

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Bahrain ‘committed to protect human rights’

Bahrain has criticised Amnesty International and expressed disappointment with its latest report. The government received Amnesty’s report and is reviewing its contents, including a series of allegations and recommendations,

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Egypt revokes 52 Mursi-era pardons

Egypt's interim president has revoked amnesties for 52 people pardoned by ousted president Mohamed Mursi, state media reported, including Islamists affiliated with the banned Muslim Brotherhood. Mursi, Egypt's first freely

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Bahrain hailed for openness, progress

Bahrain has been credited for its "openness" and "progress" in a new report by Amnesty International.   The report was compiled during a visit by a team from the international human rights org

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Fifa must take onus on Qatar workers: Amnesty

Fifa needs to stop ducking its responsibility in relation to the labour rights situation in 2022 World Cup host nation Qatar and start looking for solutions, Amnesty International said. "We are still hearing protestations abo

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