Saudi Arabia

Saudi: Many held for labor, border and residency law violations

Saudi authorities arrested 13,384 people in one week for breaching residency, work and border security regulations.

From March 10 to 16, a total of 7,267 people were arrested for violations of residency rules, while 4,172 were held over illegal border crossing attempts, and a further 1,945 for labor-related issues.

Among the 294 people arrested for trying to enter the Kingdom illegally, 34 percent were Yemeni, 65 percent Ethiopian, and 1 percent were of other nationalities. A further 271 people were caught trying to cross into neighboring countries, and 15 were held for involvement in transporting and harboring violators.


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