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A Saudi employer locked up his Sri Lankan housemaid at his house without a salary for nearly 16 years, during which she had never visited her home country, a newspaper in the oil-rich Gulf Kingdom reported on Wednesday.

The unnamed employer has also refused to renew her residence visa and prevented her from leaving his house in the southern province of Jazan, the Arabic language daily Sabq said.

“We have just discovered this serious act of human rights abuse,” said Ahmed Al Bahkali, branch manager of the Saudi National Human Rights Commission.

“She has been living in tragic conditions…the man has been detained until he gives her all her rights and dues, and allows her to go home.” (emirates24/7)

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  • LankaBoy Wednesday, 08 June 2011 09:16 AM

    Give the Saudi the same punishment according to Saudi law. cut his hand or something!!

    Camel rider Wednesday, 08 June 2011 09:18 AM

    Those primitive arabs. Why doesn't the UNO make any comments on this kind of incidents ?

    modaya Wednesday, 08 June 2011 09:34 AM

    Hello these are not big news. you know MR has put hero ( SF) of the land into jail without any legal basis. so what more you need it.

    Konde Bendapuchhena Wednesday, 08 June 2011 11:59 AM

    1000 lashes +16 years in Prison

    LIMA Wednesday, 08 June 2011 12:14 PM

    yes, why cannot they punish these employers, first of all we should not send these workers any more , let those fools do their own work

    Ak Wednesday, 08 June 2011 12:26 PM

    ane moda yako....

    dalu banda Wednesday, 08 June 2011 01:21 PM

    Hwe should be punished the same way they punished the sri lankan, who sold alcohol in KSA.

    MagodisThuma Wednesday, 08 June 2011 01:25 PM

    Something is Better....than nothing !

    V.Jayawardene Wednesday, 08 June 2011 01:39 PM

    The Government should bring in legislation to stop Sri Lankan females seeking employment in Middle East countries.

    Guru Thursday, 09 June 2011 04:52 AM

    So, what's the big deal?

    sBernard Thursday, 09 June 2011 06:21 AM

    do not go or send your loved ones to that bloody country.
    They treat others like animals. I have seen even our Muslim people getting harsh treatment from them.
    Better to work somewhere in Sri Lanka for lesser salary than going to that hell to work.


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