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RIYADH: The US Embassy in Riyadh and the Consulate General in Dhahran have been accused by the US State Department of using contract labor employed by companies that exploit and put them at risk.
Workers at the embassy, including gardeners, maids, cooks and local guards, were found to be at risk of human trafficking and living in "overcrowded, unsafe and unsanitary conditions," according to a report published on Monday by the department.
Inspectors found that cleaners at the embassy were being paid as little as SR17 ($4.44) a day and gardeners as little as SR12.50 ($3.33). Gardeners at