Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Saudi life laid bare

In our latest installment of this continuing topic, we have two more cases of sexual abuse of immigrant domestic workers by their employers masters.
A Filipino domestic helper allegedly raped by her employer’s sons was rescued by members of the Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, ABS-CBN Middle East News Bureau reported yesterday.

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Rosa said she was raped by one of her employer’s sons last June 14, 2006. The incident was repeated in November.

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The victim said that on the second incident, the other sons of her employer gang raped her. She said one of her rapists took footage of the crime through his cellular phone.

Meanwhile, the report said the Philippine Consulate in Jeddah is continuing to search for another Filipina named Melissa, who was similarly allegedly raped by her employer’s son and videotaped on a cell phone.
The record of Saudi families' treatment of their immigrant domestic help does not reflect very well on Saudi society.

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