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Exploitation of North Korean Laborers in Qatar

The laborers and local construction managers tell VOA that they work extreme hours with most of their pay confiscated by North Korean officials.
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There are about 1.4 million foreign laborers in Doha, Qatar, Dec. 17, 2014. (Eunjung Cho/VOA)
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There are about 1.4 million foreign laborers in Doha, Qatar, Dec. 17, 2014. (Eunjung Cho/VOA)

Qatar plans US$220 billion infrastructure development over the next decade, Doha, Qatar, Dec. 17, 2014. (Eunjung Cho/VOA)
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Qatar plans US$220 billion infrastructure development over the next decade, Doha, Qatar, Dec. 17, 2014. (Eunjung Cho/VOA)

VOA met with North Koreans away from the construction sites where they work, Doha, Qatar, Dec. 17, 2014. (Eunjung Cho/VOA)
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VOA met with North Koreans away from the construction sites where they work, Doha, Qatar, Dec. 17, 2014. (Eunjung Cho/VOA)

An empty lot in a diplomatic area where foreign laborers catch their commuter buses to construction sites, Doha, Qatar, Dec. 17, 2014. (Eunjung Cho/VOA)
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An empty lot in a diplomatic area where foreign laborers catch their commuter buses to construction sites, Doha, Qatar, Dec. 17, 2014. (Eunjung Cho/VOA)

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