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Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on Sunday in a statement urged the government to ensure female workers rights and security in Middle-Eastern countries.
 "We learned that hundreds of Bangladeshi female workers have returned empty handed from Saudi Arabia and other middle eastern countries after being tortured by their employers. We express own profound concern over such incidents. The government should take immediate effective measures to stop such misdeeds," said TIB Executive Director Dr Iftekharuzzaman.
The TIB chief said, the incidents proved the lacks of good governance in expatriate sector. The inactive roles of the responsible officials are disappointing. It is the government's responsibility to ensure rights, security, and legal assistance to those workers. It should take immediate steps to protect the female workers every right.
He said 120 female migrant workers came back home in the last week of June. In May, the number was 260. They stated the stories of horrific torture, abuse and humiliation, TIB statement added.
TIB also called for giving compensation for the workers return empty handed.
 "We urge the government to take emergency steps to rehabilitate and compensate these abused female workers," the statement said.
Director Dr Iftekharuzzaman also said, many countries have decided not to send female workers. Our government also needs to take such a strict measure.

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