Kuwait: Two Asian Maids Commit Suicide in One Week

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Nov 6 2009

The Kuwaiti paper Al-Qabas reported about two cases of maids committing suicide in the Emirate last week. The first case, which was reported on October 27, occurred in the Al-Hawali Governorate, where an Indonesian maid threw herself off the fifth floor. In the second case, which was reported on October 30, a 39-year-old Indian maid jumped to her death from her sponsor's house on the third floor of a building in Mahbolah, Al-Ahmadi Governorate. Kuwaiti authorities that rushed to the scene at dawn found the maid soaked in blood. An investigation into the circumstances of the suicide is continuing, but will we ever know that really caused these suicides?

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