Sunday, November 17, 2013

Ethiopians returning from Saudi recall beatings, robbery and jail

(Nov 17, 2013, (Daily Nation))--When Abdallah Awele moved to Saudi Arabia from Ethiopia last year, he thought he would land a good job and earn enough money to send home to his family. But instead, Abdallah, 21, said he was beaten, robbed and jailed for living in the country illegally.

“I wanted a good salary and a good life, that’s why I crossed the border,” he said. “When I was in Saudi Arabia, I was successful, I was saving a lot of money and I had nice things. But I lost all of it. Now I am home and I won’t go back there.”

Abdallah was one of at least 23,000 Ethiopians living illegally in Saudi Arabia, and part of a group of close to 400 flown home on Friday after being expelled. According to Ethiopian officials, three of their nationals were killed this month in clashes with Saudi police as the clampdown — set in motion after a seven-month amnesty period expired — got under way. Read more from Daily Nation »

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