Migrant worker arrested for exposing working condition in Saudi Arabia

 

Abdul Sattar Makandar is a 35-year-old father of four from India. A little less than two years ago, he was recruited to work in Saudi Arabia as a driverjoining the enormous number of South Asian migrants who head to middle East Gulf States for employment. A tearful video from Makandar went viral in India and elsewhere. He cried as his employer prevented him from travelling back home to India. However, Makandar video has only caused more problems for him so far. As a Truck driver, he was arrested by Saudi authorities shortly after the video spread and accused of the spread of misinformation, a criminal act in Saudi Arabia.