Saudi crackdown results in 2.3 million expat arrests

Pedro Gonçalves
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Over 2 million expats have been arrested in Saudi Arabia due to visa violations last year according to an official report cited by Arab News. According to the report 2,376,215 have been arrested with 77% committed violations against residency regulations. Over 364,000 of the arrested had committed labour law violations with the remaining abusing border restrictions. Saudi officials have deported 609,632 of the arrested, while 746,305 have been transferred either to their diplomatic miss...

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