Egypt’s Prosecutor general follows up investigations of assaulting Egyptian expatriate in Kuwait



Wed, 29 Jul 2020 - 12:14 GMT


Wed, 29 Jul 2020 - 12:14 GMT


CAIRO – 29 July 2020: Egypt’s Prosecutor General Hamada el Sawy is closely following up with the incident of assaulting an Egyptian expatriate at work in Kuwait.

According to Tuesday statement, the Prosecutor General directed the Ministry of Justice-affiliate international cooperation department to follow up with the incident’s investigations.

The monitoring and analysis unit of the top prosecutor's office said a video went viral showing a Kuwaiti national slapping the Egyptian citizen who was performing his work as a cashier in a store in the Gulf country.

The international cooperation department is following up the investigations into the incident with the Kuwaiti side, according to a statement issued by the office of the prosecutor general, that added that his attacker was arrested for questioning.

Minister of State for Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates Affairs Nabila Makram recently contacted Consul General of Egypt in Kuwait Hisham Asranto follow up on the position of the Egyptian youth who was assaulted by a citizen while doing his job.

Makram emphasized her appreciation of the consul's and the Kuwaiti authorities' speedy response to the problem.

During the call, Ambassador Asran stressed that the incident is an individual case and comes in contradiction with the strength of the bilateral relations between the two peoples and the stability of hundreds of thousands of Egyptian workers in Kuwait.

Kuwaiti Labor Law sets the rules of justice based on trust between workers and employers. The Kuwaiti Labor Law's approach is powerful in reconciling the rights and obligations of both parties at work.

The law determines the competent authority when a dispute arises between the worker and the employer.It is required by law to precede the suit of the worker or his beneficiaries, to request the competent labor department to resolve the dispute between him and the employer. If the dispute cannot be resolved amicably, the Labor Department refers the dispute to the court.

A pregnant working woman is entitled to a paid vacation that is not deducted from her basic vacation for a period of 70 days.

 If the employment contract is for an indefinite period, any party may terminate it after notifying the other party.

For workers recruited with a monthly wage, the other party must be notified of the contract expiration date at least three months before the due date. For other workers, if the employer is not obligated to end the contract, they must pay a fine equal to the worker’s wages for the period of employment.




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