Saudi Government declares withholding workers’ passports and wages as human trafficking

In conversation with Al Ekhabriya, Mohammaed Al- Masri –Secretary General of National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking mentioned profusely that a worker’s passport is a private document of identification and is illegal to withhold. He further added that coercing an employee to complete an uncontracted job or withholding their wage is also illegal and will be considered as an offence of human trafficking.

KSA, is home to a large number of migrants and is determined to safeguard their rights and interests.  Thus, it has introduced stringent judicial reforms. Any individual found guilty of these offences will be penalized by a maximum fine of SR 1 Million and 15 years in prison.

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