Indonesian Maid's Beheading Prompts National Ban On Domestic Workers In Saudi Arabia

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    Indonesian Maid's Beheading Prompts National Ban On Domestic Workers In Saudi Arabia

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    Wouldn't let her go home? So she killed him.

    You've been there HG. Are there no avenues for her to have sought any help with the law in Saudi Arabia?
     
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    Nope, the foreign workers that come to Saudi Arabia have nobody to turn to in these situations, their passport is kept by either the employer or the agency who is responsible for bringing the maids over, in Saudi Arabia a woman cannot drive or go out of the house alone, so the chance for a maid to escape in Saudi Arabia is very, very slim. They are totally reliant on the mercy of their employer, the police don't get involved in such matters unless someone is dead.These domestic workers are basically slaves in the Kingdom to be honest.
     
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    I should also add that its only foreign workers that come from countries like India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia etc that get treated this way, workers from countries like the US, England, Australia that go there get treated alot better than that, they have full access to their Embassies and can leave pretty much whenever they want, however domestic workers from third world countries get no such privileges.
     
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    A side note:

    Why do they call it "beheading"?

    Shouldn't it be deheading?
     
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    Hmmm good point.
     
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    The person murdered, Khairiya bint Hamid Mijlid, "Bint" means "Daughter" so she was Female
     
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    A slave taking out the owner is karmic justice. Which is probably the reason the Saudi Government moved so quickly. Can't have the slaves get uppity.
     
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    This kind of thing has happened before in the Kingdom, there are American women who married Saudi men and when they arrive in the Kingdom, they are little more than slaves.
     
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