NGOs from migrant-sending countries periodically condemn Gulf states for the inequitable treatment of detained or convicted migrant workers. Gulf legal systems systematically preclude migrant workers from obtaining just trials by barring their access to fair representation and subjecting them to undue punishments before, during, and after convictions.

Migrants struggle through arrests, trials, and convictions because of several factors unique to their position in Gulf societies. One of the most common juridical obstructions migrants face is the language barrier which can prevent their ability to understand, engage, and navigate through foreign legal systems.
Amar Bahadur Bam epitomizes this unfortunate pattern of injustice. Bam is a Nepali migrant on death row in Dubai for a crime he likely did not commit. He was sentenced in 2003 for conspiring in the murder of an Indian businessman. Bam states that he was driving the get-away car, but that he had no prior knowledge of the murder. The two men who committed the murder admitted that Bam was entirely unaware of their acts, but the court refused to admit their statements.

For a long time the sad story of Amar bahadur Bam remained concealed. Mr. Bam had no idea and connection how he may save himself. Around 2008, Rajendra Devkota the Founder President of Nepal Association for Global Coperation (NAGC) Middle East and Africa Chapter visited Amar Bam in corse of visiting Nepalses fellow brothers in Dubai jail. His Excellemcy Arjun Bahadur Thapa brought our the case to the world and some steps started in the coordination with Nepali Samaj UAE. Later on almost 25 local organizatiosn joined hands to form a Save Amar Coordination Committee of UAE the first coordination committee intending to save Amar. Although the organizatiosn came quite enthusiastically the ruthless law of the land was a great drawback.

Nepal Association for Global Cooperation (NAGC) formed a high level SAVE AMAR INTERNATIONAL NETWORK (SAIN) in 2012 under the coordination of NAGC International Vice President Yubraj Karki. This network was successful to add a milestone in the campaign. Now about 50 organizations have come together to form Save Amar Global Task Force.

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