Every year, thousands of Nepali laborers migrate to the Middle East and Gulf for better paying opportunities. Unfortunately, very few actually get what they hoped for or what they were promised. Many are either severely abused their employers-physically, mentally and in case of women workers sexual abuse is high, or are forced to work under horrible conditions, and denied proper pay. Reports of Nepali workers suffering in a far away land has become a sad fixture in Nepali media. At the Tribhuvan International Airport, almost everyday you can find someone weeping for lost family member or loved one and waiting for their body to arrive. This video, from Guardian is especially painful and exposes the bitter truth behind tall promises made to Nepali workers. Amar Bahadur Bam is one name on the long list of Nepali workers living a bad dream in the Middle East. He is currently on Dubai death row. In 2003, notorious Mumbai gang wars came ashore in Dubai. Sharad Shetty, Indian businessman, was murdered in a health club. Close confidant of gangster Dawood Ibrahim, Shetty had number of businesses in Dubai. He assailants were believed to be Chota Rajan-Ibrahim's arch rival's men. Amar Bahadur Bam was accused and convicted of driving the gateway car, allowing the murderers to escape; and sentenced to death. He has consistently pleaded his innocence. When a group of men from his village visited him in prison, he accused the Dubai authorities of using torture to extract a confession. He also said the language barrier-he does not speak or understand English or Arabic, hurt his defense. Two men who were convicted of the murder, Karansingh Mansingh, 30, Manoj Mudanna Kotian, 32, sent a letter to Dubai authorities saying that Mr. Bam had no role in planning or carrying out the attack. He drove the gate-away car without knowing what was going on. But that letter was ignored and was not included in Mr. Bam's defense. For couple of years after his arrest and conviction, his f
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