Workers' rights campaigners voice concerns over UAE ban of U.S. academic

March 19, 2015 6:07 PM

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ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Labor rights' campaigners are concerned the Abu Dhabi government is cracking down on free expression after a U.S. professor researching migrant labor conditions was barred from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

New York University (NYU) professor Andrew Ross, who researches workers' rights, was prohibited from boarding a flight to Abu Dhabi last Saturday to visit a branch campus of his own university that opened there in 2010.

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