HUFFINGTON POST
01/02/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

U.S. Contractor Confined More Than 1000 Foreign Workers In Windowless Warehouses In Iraq

BAGHDAD - About 1,000 Asian men who were hired by a Kuwaiti subcontractor to the U.S. military have been confined for as long as three months in windowless warehouses near the Baghdad airport without money or a place to work.

Najlaa International Catering Services, a subcontractor to KBR, the Texas firm formerly known as Halliburton, hired the men, who're from India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. On Tuesday, they staged a march outside their compound to protest their living conditions.

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