Friday, January 15, 2010

Bow to this Obama

Bow to this Obama.  Our Saudi "allies" continue to practice slavery under the thin veil of "employment" of vulnerable third world people.


Indian workers sold like cattle in Saudi Arabia: Stowaway

Rachna Singh, TNN, 4 January 2010, 01:25am IST
JAIPUR: Habib Hussain of Moradabad, who hid in a toilet on an Air India flight from Saudi Arabia to return to his own country, says he did so for his two children, his pregnant wife, and an ailing mother. After his bizarre experience, Habib says he has realised that `aadhi roti' (half a piece of bread) at home is better than one in an alien land. He also said Indian labour is sold like cattle in that country.



Saudi throws Kenyan maid out of top floor window

Fatuma Athuman talks of slavery in Saudi Arabia. 
By KIBIWOTT KOROSS and ANTHONY KITIMO Posted Monday, January 11 2010 at 22:30

A Kenyan woman is accusing her Saudi employer of throwing her out of a third floor window, breaking her legs and hands. Another maid, just rescued by relatives, said she had to live on dog food because her employers neither fed her nor allowed her out of the house.

Ms Fatma Athman, of Kisauni, Mombasa, returned to the country last week with broken limbs and stories of near-slavery in Saudi Arabia where she was employed as a maid last May. She was lucky, she said, she landed in a swimming pool and not on the pavement. Now she is dependent on others to help her even with the simplest of chores.