Twenty-two death row Indonesian inmates in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have been exonerated and repatriated back to Indonesia, while 25 maids are still facing death sentences in Saudi Arabia for various offenses. (via Mullah)
Normally they imprison the maids and rape them some more, before deporting them:
Kuwaiti police arrested a military officer who used his position to rape Asian maids and threatening them of deportation if they report the crime, a newspaper in the Gulf emirate reported on Wednesday. (Emirates)
Maid raped by two men in Saudi “was found in very bad condition”
Two men kidnapped an Asian housemaid and raped her in a deserted place before they were seized by the police, Kabar newspaper said on Wednesday. Â The maid’s employer told the police in Riyadh that he saw two unknown men in a car passing near his house before snatching the maid, it said.
“Police later found the car and arrested the two Saudi men, who took turns in raping the maid…the maid was found in a very bad condition.” (Emirates)
Saudi Arabia has long been involved in purchasing sex slaves. Up until recently, most of these slaves were purchased in Africa. With the advent of oil wealth the Saudi princes have been able to extend their slave purchases throughout the world. This has enabled the Saudi princes to become more selective and specialized in their tastes for slaves. The Saud family continue to be the prime purchasers on the international slave trade and are known as high end buyers. The Saudi Arabian Government continues to refuse to sign the United Nations treaties on slavery or other human rights issues because they do not want to be subject to their provisions. They will not sign extradition treaties even with Washington. They constantly declare they are free of slavery but will not allow international scrutiny.
An Indonesian housemaid was killed when she plunged down from the fourth floor after she tried to flee her employer’s house, a local daily said Sunday.Â The maid tied blankets together and dangled them from the window of her bedroom in her employer’s apartment in Kuwait City, Alqabas said.
“As she started to climb down, she lost balance and fell down…she was taken to hospital with internal head bleeding and body fractures but she died later.”
The paper did not identify the maid or say why she was trying to flee.
AbusedÂ Indonesian maid shows wounds to Saudi court
Female Saudi employer denies stabbing, beating, burning Sumiati in court, saying maid has beaten herself.
The Saudi woman’s son has earlier testified against his mother
RIYADH – An Indonesian house maid who has accused her female Saudi employer of stabbing, beating and burning her appeared in court for the first time on Wednesday and showed her wounds, an Indonesian official said.
Sumiati Binti Salan Mustapa, 23, “showed the judge her injuries, especially her head,” said Diddi Wahyudi, an Indonesian consular official in Jeddah.
The Saudi woman was arrested after allegedly beating Sumiati so severely as to break bones and cause internal bleeding, putting a hot iron to her head and stabbing and slashing her with scissors.
Nov. 17, 2010, Sumiati from Indonesia lies in a bed at King Fahd hospital in Medina, Saudi Arabia. She arrived in Saudi Arabia a high-spirited 23-year-old, eager to start work as a maid so she could help support her family back home. Four months later, Sumiati was Indonesia’s poster child for migrant abuse.
The real question is how many maids are going to have to be carried out of that place on a stretcher?
..an official of the Indonesian consulate in Jeddah.
“(Ms) Sumiati is recovering now. She is in a good state of health … her appetite is good,” Mr Wahyudi told AFP.
“But she needs to be operated on at least once again, on her abdomen,” he added.
This is an example of how much the Indonesians don’t want to offend ~ there are two parts, people can earn a lot of money relative to what they earn in their countries. And two, the Indonesians view the Saudis as superior ~ as God’s chosen people.
These countries have classes on how to be a maid in a foreign country ~ where these girls could just as easily learn computers or some other valuable skill.
There are no laws to protect foreign workers. I’m surprised this lady was even arrested.
AN INDONESIAN maid badly beaten by her Saudi employer is recovering but faces more operations, an Indonesian diplomat said, as the Saudi labour ministry said it regretted the case.
SRI Lanka is probing allegations that one of its nationals employed in Jordan was forced to swallow nails, in the third case involving alleged torture in three months.
A housemaid identified as D M Chandima has told the Sri Lankan diplomatic mission in Amman that her employer forced her to swallow six nails, an official at the Foreign Employment Bureau of Sri Lanka said yesterday.
“We are awaiting a full report from doctors,” said the head of the bureau, Kingsley Ranawaka, adding that the authorities would decide on the next steps after looking at the medical evidence.
The report came as another Sri Lankan housemaid who had been working in Kuwait accused her employer of driving 14 wire nails into her body as punishment for failing in her work.
The woman, identified only as Lechchami, 38, underwent surgery to have the nails removed after returning home to Sri Lanka, the director of the hospital in the northwestern town of Kurunegala said on Saturday. (Herald Sun)
The Sowdi Barbarians Â really have a way to treat their domestic servants:
(August 25, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka Guardian) Mrs. L.T. Ariyawathi (49), a mother of three has returned from Saudi Arabia after less than five months of employment. Within a short time of her return she was hospitalized for an operation to remove 24 nails from her foot and a needle implanted by her employer. Doctors who x-rayed her at Kamburupitiya hospital have identified these items and are preparing to operate in order to remove them.
Mrs. Ariyawathie explained to the doctors about the manner in which husband and the wife of the family she went to serve as a domestic helper punished her after some house hold glass items fell from her hand. While the wife held her tightly the husband implanted the burning hot iron nails in her foot. On a separate occasion the wife implanted a needle in her forehead. (Sri Lanka Guardian)
More than a million Sri Lankans – roughly 1 in every 19 citizens – now work abroad, and nearly 600,000 are housemaids… In Saudi Arabia, the most common destination, they call Sri Lanka “the country of housemaids. (Source)
(May 26, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian)Â It was reported widely that about forty bodies of house maids are brought back monthly from the Middle East to the Katunayake Air Port. That is more than one body a day. Our house maids in the Middle East are not moribund old grannies. They are mostly young women. These are certainly not natural deaths. This is like body bags brought back from a war front. It is not a war front but more like a slaughter house. Our women, daughters of Mother Lanka, citizens by descent of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka are being mercilessly used, abused, tortured and butchered by moneyed but illiterate, inhuman, uncivilized, savage Bedouins. What is Sri Lanka doing about it? NOTHING! Shame on all of us!
Our women are being murdered abroad with impunity and what is our President, whose primary duty is to protect the lives of his people, doing about it? Is the Foreign Minister deaf, dumb and blind or does he see nothing beyond the GSP+? What are our Ambassadors in those countries for; to live in super residences with thumping salaries and attend to their private businesses? Is the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, headed by a man (?), aware of what is happening to our ladies abroad? There must be a Minister in charge of the Foreign Employment Bureau; is the bâ€”â€”r still visiting religious dignitaries and getting their blessings? Are the religious leaders, Mahanayakes, Maulanas, Kurakkals and Bishops at least aware of the unspeakable suffering their faithful are undergoing in the Middle East? Will Lord Buddha, Jesus Christ or Prophet Mohammed ever allow their devotees to become slaves and play things of cruel sub-humans in foreign countries? The less we talk about Private Foreign Employment Agencies the better.
Kuwait : A man in charge of a maid recruiting agency has accused a Kuwaiti citizen of raping two Eritrean maids recruited by him, reports Al-Shahid.
In a case registered at the Jahra police station, the man said the citizen had come to his office and taken the girls on a trial basis. The citizen had promised to transfer their residence if their work was good. The man said he was surprised when the citizen returned the maids the next day claiming they were not fit for the job, taking advantage of the maids’ inability to understand Arabic. After he left the two maids revealed they were raped by the Kuwaiti and his friend.
Investigations are underway to find and arrest the citizen and his friend.
DAMMAM â€“ A housemaid, 48, is convalescing in Dammam Medical Complex after she jumped from the second floor of her sponsor’s home to “escape from the torturing sponsor and family”.
Rita Joseph from Sri Lanka fractured both her legs as a result of the high jump. Her backbone is also broken. (“Rita Joseph” sounds like she’s a Christian./ed)
He’ll be out in less than two. If a guy can get away with murdering his wife in an ‘honor killing’ with a few months, why would they keep him longer for killing a lowly maid servant, an infidel on top of it?