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Indonesia works to improve maid treatment in Saudi Arabia

Migrant Indonesian maid workers in Saudi Arabia face terrible mistreatment.  The murder and torture of several maids this week, so Indonesia is now endeavoring to rectify the situation. 

Earlier Indonesia’s cabinet met to discuss the need for greater protection of the country’s migrant workers in the Middle East. There are estimated to be about one million.

Rights organisations say many foreign domestic maids in Saudi Arabia work in harsh circumstances and often suffer abuse from their employers.

The description the BBC News article (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11795356) offers is brutal:

Sumiati Binti Salan Mustapa is recovering in hospital in Medina.

Her injuries include gashes to her face and cuts to her lips, allegedly inflicted by her employers using scissors. She was also burned with an iron and suffered internal injuries, officials say.


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