Embassy workers exploited in Middle East, U.S. State Department report finds

U.S. State Department employees working throughout the Arab World are abusing foreign workers by illegally confiscating their passports and providing them with poor pay and unsanitary living conditions, along with other indignities, a new report has found.

According to Foreign Policy, the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) researched six contracts at U.S. embassies in Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates and at two consulates general in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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