May 22 2009
UAE forced to pay compensation to Bangladeshi children as young as 4, imported by the UAE to work as camel jockeys. The tiny kids were abused and starved to keep their weight down for racing, a practice that has now been banned there.
Children say they were beaten and given electric shocks when they lost a race. No records exist about how many children were killed in races but it is thought to be significant.
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