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Dubai Police intervene after 120 workers evicted after rental dispute

Employees worked for a financially troubled company which failed to pay the rent for their accommodation

Dubai Police intervene after 120 workers evicted after rental dispute
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Dubai Police were forced to intervene after 120 workers were evicted from their accommodation after their company failed to pay their rent.

The workers were thrown out of their accommodation following a court order, Lt. Colonel Saeed Rashid Al Hili, acting director of Human Trafficking Crime Control Centre, told the official state news agency WAM.

Al Hili said the workers were employed by a financially troubled company who failed to pay the rent for their accommodation, prompting the property owners to file a case at the rent disputes centre.

He said Dubai Police's Human Rights Directorate personnel visited the property and were able to persuade the owner to defer the eviction until an alternative accommodation is arranged for the workers.

“The workers' company found them a new accommodation just a day after the eviction order. The police inspected the new accommodation to ensure that it meets all safety and public health requirements,” Al Hamili said.

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