Saudi Arabia

ANOTHER MAID MISTREATED BY HER SAUDI EMPLOYER……..

One more sad story in the life of domestic workers in the employ of Saudi nationals. Sickening. KGS

H/T: Fjordman

Beatings instead of wages – domestic helpers in the diplomatic service

Indonesian maids

A Saudi diplomat in Berlin is said to have maltreated his Indonesian domestic helper. A 50-year-old international convention guaranteeing diplomatic immunity means the attache will not face legal consequences.

Dewi Ratnasari left her home in Indonisia in hopes of a better life. Via Saudi Arabia, she travelled to Germany, where she started to work as a domestic helper for the family of a Saudi-Arabian diplomat in Berlin in April 2009.

She did not find a better life. Later, she told authorities that she was forced to hand over her passport, was not allowed to leave the house alone and was prohibited to get in touch with her family. She worked up to 18 hours daily in the diplomat’s large household. She slept on the bare floor in one of the children’s bedrooms.

Ratnasari – not her real name but a pseudonym  –  managed to escape in the fall of 2010, and showed up on the doorstep of Ban Ying, a Berlin based, city-funded human rights association founded in 1988 as a shelter and counseling center for migrant women from Southeast Asia. The center deals with up to ten cases a year from among the 249 domestic helpers currently employed by diplomats in Germany.

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3 Responses

  1. About Ruyati bintu Sapubi (the woman in the video)

    http://deathpenaltynews.blogspot.com/2011/06/indonesia-recalls-ambassador-over-saudi.html

    The woman, Ruyati binti Sapubi, was found guilty of murdering Saudi woman Khairiya bint Hamid Mijlid by striking her repeatedly on the head with a meat cleaver and stabbing her in the neck.

    The migrant worker had been subjected to constant verbal abuse and refused permission to leave the kingdom, according to Indonesia’s National Agency for Placement and Protection of Migrant Workers.

    “In court, Ruyati confessed she killed her employer’s wife after a quarrel because her request to be allowed to go home was turned down,” agency chief Jumhur Hidayat told Antara news agency.

    In parliament on Monday, lawmaker Teguh Juwarno called on Natalegawa to resign and said Indonesia should stop sending migrant workers to Saudi Arabia in the wake of a spate of abuse cases.

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