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Maid tortured for three years
October 2, 2014, 8:44 am

An image of a maid from Madagascar who was allegedly tortured by her sponsor was being shared on social media sites yesterday. The abuse has allegedly been continuing for the past three years, perpetrated by her female sponsor, who is a doctor, reports a local daily.

The maid has been fed only bread and water for the past one and a half years, and has been blinded in one eye by the beatings. No further details about the maid were immediately available, and she was not named.

This follows on the heels of video clips circulated on social networks this week of an expat being abused at a police station, and another of an expat being pushed around and cursed at by a ministry official.

An official of the Kuwait Human Rights Society yesterday warned that foreign workers in Kuwait are subject to violations that have been increasing lately, including deportations and fake absconding reports filed against them.

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