Abused Filipina maid saved from Fujariah employers

A Filipina housemaid who has been abused by her employers has been saved by the Ministry of Interior, which said the girl decided to return home.

The unnamed maid had contacted her diplomatic mission for help but got no satisfaction, prompting her to turn to the human rights section at the Ministry of Interior, the Arabic language daily Emarat Al Youm said.

It said the maid told ministry officials that she had been severely beaten up by her employer’s children and that she had been not been paid for four months. She also complained that she was not allowed to leave her employer’s house.

“The human rights section succeeded in recovering all her rights and gave her the choice whether to stay with her employer or leave the UAE.

“She decided to return home after she received all her dues,” the paper said.

Maid tries to strangle Saudi woman

An Ethiopian housemaid waited for her employers to go out, brought a piece of cloth and tried to strange their adult daughter who was busy in the kitchen.

The Saudi woman, in her 30s, was caught off guard as the maid jumped from behind and wrapped the piece of cloth around her neck.

Thinking the woman was dead, the maid tried to flee the house in the northern Saudi town of Hafr Al Batin, Al Saudeh daily said.

“When the girl’s parents returned home, they found her unconscious….she was rushed to hospital in a serious condition while police managed to arrest the maid.”

It was the latest in a wave of attacks by Ethiopian domestic workers against their employers in Saudi Arabia. Some of the attacks involved sharp objects and led to the death of a number of people, mainly children.