A Siberian region rocked by allegations that Central Asian migrants raped a local woman has banned foreign workers from being employed in 33 fields.
Earlier this month, three suspects believed to be from Kyrgyzstan were detained on charges of kidnapping and raping a resident of Yakutsk, sparking rallies and raids against migrants.
Sakha Governor Aysen Nikolayev on Wednesday signed a decree that bars migrant workers from sectors including transport, commerce, construction and agriculture.
The bans apply to migrants who hold special work patents, as well as citizens of Azerbaijan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine.
Regional employers have been given three months to fire migrant workers employed in the specified fields, the decree said.