Oman: Around 350 Expats Arrested In One Week

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Oman’s Ministry of Manpower has announced that a total of 363 expats were arrested for violating the Labour Law, while another 423 were deported in one week.

The Ministry released its weekly indicators of expatriate workers who were arrested through a joint operation with other government authorities. The workers were arrested between March 3 and 9, 2019. Of the total violators, 193 left their jobs, 122 were freelancing, and 48 were referred to by other authorities.

Muscat, the capital, recorded the highest number of arrests with 193 followed by Northern Al Batinah with 69 during the same week.

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The ministry also deported 423 workers “as a result of violating the provisions of the Labour Law.”

The competent authorities at the Ministry of Manpower are currently taking the appropriate legal action against the workers.