Inside Story – The plight of migrant workers in Saudi Arabia

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The beheading of Rizana Nafeek , a young Sri Lankan domestic worker in Saudi Arabia, continues to stir anger in her home country and beyond. The case once again highlights the plight of thousands of migrant workers in Saudi Arabia. Human rights groups say access to adequate translation and legal assistance is limited or non-existent, and they raised concerns about the fairness of Nafeek’s trial. So, what is being done to address the plight of migrant workers in Saudi Arabia? Who is to blame for their situation? And what will it take to improve the conditions for domestic workers in Saudi Arabia?

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