DETROIT, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- After nearly two years being held as an economic hostage in Qatar, prominent Arab-American business leader Nasser Beydoun has finally been allowed to leave Qatar. His young children and wife will see him for the first time in nearly a year, tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 when he arrives at DTW on Air France AF 378 at 4:20 p.m. [1620 EDT].
Beydoun, 47, former chairman of the American-Arab Chamber of Commerce and leader of international trade delegations to the Middle East was shockingly trapped by an ancient employment practice that makes "guest workers" economic hostages at the whim of their employers. Beydoun was unable to leave Qatar after a dispute with his ex-employer despite Beydoun winning in Qatar Court proceedings.
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