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Old Jul 21st 2010, 8:39 am
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........ in Yemen, at least................

http://www.business.maktoob.com/2009...om/Article.htm
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They only formally abolished slavery in 1962?! (Yet it still happens.)

Yemen is so backward it makes KSA appear to be in the 18th century...
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Default Re: Slavery is alive and well...........

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........ in Yemen, at least................

http://www.business.maktoob.com/2009...om/Article.htm

It might be better than going to Dubai and working hard for years only to end up in crippling debt.
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Originally Posted by The Dean View Post
........ in Yemen, at least................

http://www.business.maktoob.com/2009...om/Article.htm
"Whoever controls another human being" can face 10 years in prison under the penal code,

You're right again Dean, and we don't have to look too far probably across our desks and through our windows........I pity those here who would be found guilty under a law such as that stated above..

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Slavery and Arab culture are like bread and butter. The Saudis only officially outlawed slavery in the late 60s or 70s and that was due to US pressure.

Slavery of various sorts is still routinely practiced in the Gulf. Those unpaid, passport confiscated, cooped up in labour camp , put into debt Asian labourers and housemaids are indentured servants, which is just a form of slavery.

Mauritania an Arab country where the minority Arabs and Berbers rule over the majority Black and Black-Arab mixed people still has widespread slavery, soo widespread that about 20% of the population are slaves.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4091579.stm
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Originally Posted by Boomhauer View Post
Slavery and Arab culture are like bread and butter. The Saudis only officially outlawed slavery in the late 60s or 70s and that was due to US pressure.

Slavery of various sorts is still routinely practiced in the Gulf. Those unpaid, passport confiscated, cooped up in labour camp , put into debt Asian labourers and housemaids are indentured servants, which is just a form of slavery.

Mauritania an Arab country where the minority Arabs and Berbers rule over the majority Black and Black-Arab mixed people still has widespread slavery, soo widespread that about 20% of the population are slaves.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4091579.stm
I think I'm right in saying that Saudi didn't even have any schools until the early-1950s.........
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Default Re: Slavery is alive and well...........

Originally Posted by Meow View Post
They only formally abolished slavery in 1962?! (Yet it still happens.)

Yemen is so backward it makes KSA appear to be in the 18th century...
Actually KSA only outlawed slavery due to international pressure in the 1962 as well. The UAE outlawed it in 1963, Oman in 1970. The Arab slave trade was going on for over millenia and they took slaves from Africa, India, the Caucases and over 1 million from Western Europe (including British coastal towns)...ever wonder where those fair eyed Arabs come from? More shockingly there are prominant scholars calling for it to be brought back to this very day!

It's still going on in Sudan - 200,000 slaves were taken in the second Sudanese war alone...Mauritania, where upto 20% of the population are/were slaves only criminalised slavery in 2007!!

Britain outlawed slavery in 1807 and we were patroling the seas arresting slave traders for a century after that...it took the USA another 60 years to abolish slavery completely.

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