Monday, April 04, 2011


Sumiati Binti Salan Mustapa was a 23 year old Indonesian maid in Saudi Arabia. The woman who employed her cut off part of her lips with scissors, scalded her back with an iron, fractured her middle finger, and beat her legs until she could hardly walk.

There was a big outcry in Indonesia when her story was out and her employer was jailed for three years after being found guilty of torture.

Indonesia appealed against the three-year jail term given to the woman for stabbing, beating and burning her maid, and slammed the sentence as being "too light."

But today, a Saudi court acquitted the employer!


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