Other young Sri Lankan housemaids, working for two dollars a day, never return home. A Sri Lankan woman sentenced to be stoned to death on charges of adultery has been granted a reprieve, but she is far from safe.
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Visiting workers in Saudi Arabia must obtain permission from their employers to exit legally from the kingdom. If that is not slave labor, what is? Surely, the vast majority are fine.
Her parents are skeptical. You might have heard about the young woman who was beheaded in Saudi Arabia in She hanged herself in the spring.
A married housemaid, she received the death penalty while the man, also a Sri Lankan migrant worker, was given lashes, the New Republic reported earlier this month. I had to work as a prostitute for two months.
In Saudi Arabia, one of the largest employers, there are aroundsuch workers, two-thirds of whom are women. You are using an outdated browser. There are, after all, about 2. Since that article appeared, we received word that the Canadian embassy to Saudi Arabia would try to assist the woman. Please upgrade your browser and improve your visit to our site.
Or so it is claimed by Saudi authorities. And at that agency they hit me until I started bleeding from my skull. When I got into a taxi on the road, the driver took me to a brothel.
Another woman says that she was tasked with looking after 14 children. The court has now agreed to reopen her case for appeal. Her future—whether she will live or die—remains uncertain.
Her parents had to fight tooth-and-nail to obtain her remains. In the next month or so, pious men will once again stroll into a courtroom and pass judgment on her. Few, if any, of these migrant workers receive the protection of domestic employment laws. Beaten like slaves, treated like merchandise, these women are among the fortunate ones.
Some might argue that these abused girls are outliers in an otherwise functional business relationship between the Middle East and Asia.