Addis Ababa has formally complained to Riyadh

Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom has condemned a brutal crackdown on foreign workers in Saudi Arabia. Three people– including an Ethiopian national– have been killed in the week-long visa crackdown in the kingdom.
Ethiopia’s top d…iplomat called the incident unacceptable and demanded the Saudi government investigate the issue seriously. Adha-nom said Addis Ababa has formally complained to Riyadh and is now working to bring its citizens back home. Saudi security forces on Saturday clashed with thousands of migrant workers protesting a new labor law. Two people were killed and nearly 70 others got injured after police opened fire to disperse protesters in a neighborhood, south of the capital Riyadh. More than 500 protesters were also detained. The crackdown is part of Riyadh’s plans to create jobs for Saudi nationals by reducing the number of foreign workers– who total some nine million people

 

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