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UAE Louvre Workers Allegedly Abused

A construction project in Abu Dhabi that will eventually house satellite museums of the Louvre and Guggenheim, as well as a campus of New York University, is abusing its workers, according to an 82-page report by Human Rights Watch released Tuesday. Workers at the Saadiyat Island site have had wages and benefits withheld, recruiting fees un-reimbursed, passports confiscated, and housing accommodations shortchanged, according to the report. When workers went on strike to protest the conditions, several hundred were deported by Abu Dhabi.