Saudi Embassy in Sweden denies the killings, beatings and rape that is currently undergoing against Ethiopians. In its response to the letter ENTC sent, the embassy said that it is just following international laws in executing the immigration reform law in its country.
Read the email reaction below:
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Subject: RE: Unspeakable crimes currently underway in your country!
From: “Ambassador of Saudi Arabia in Sweden”
Date: Fri, November 15, 2013 5:45 am
Thank you for your email. The Embassy would like to clarify to you that there were no killings, rapings or beatings of Ethiopians in Riyadh. The Saudis always appreciate Ethiopian participation and there are numerous Ethiopians who are currently enjoying working in Saudi Arabia and who have never been subjected to any harm.
However, we would like to point out the following in this regard.
– The government’s intentions are to streamline their legal status in Saudi Arabia in order to ensure the adherence of their residency to the laws and regulations that organize foreign residents in Saudi Arabia.
– The aim of applying laws and regulations is to safeguard the rights and obligations of all foreign labor alike, without targeting any specific foreign labor from any country, nationality or ethnicity. Such action is in accordance with national and international agreements and rules that protect the rights and obligations of foreign labor working in Saudi Arabia. Furthermore, the Saudi authorities gave all illegal aliens in the country a several months deadline to correct their illegal status in the Kingdom.
– Given our historical relationship with Ethiopians which dates back to the Prophet’s Mohammed (Peace be upon Him) time, we hope to cooperate and to solve any obstacles with respect to illegal residence according to the law.
– We would like to assure you and the Ethiopian Community here in Stockholm through you that the Government of Saudi Arabia is keen at respecting national and international rules and agreements that protect foreign labor currently working in Saudi Arabia. We appreciate the valuable contribution of all foreigners including Ethiopians to the development in the Kingdom.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter.
Saudi Arabian Embassy
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From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2013 7:57 PM
Subject: Unspeakable crimes currently underway in your country!
To All Saudi Arabia embassies around the world,
Please read the attached letter and give it your utmost attention!
Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC)
Alexandria, VA 22304