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Abusive Employer to be Tried in the UAE

On December 25, 2009

A Filipino maid who was abused by her employer will testify before a court in Ajman, UAE in two weeks, the National Newspaper reported today.

According to the report, the 25-year-old maid, Marilyn Vinluan, was repeatedly slapped, kicked and beaten with an electrical wire by her female employer, while being kept under lock and key in her home. When Vinluan managed to escape on August 9, she had to be kept in the hospital for two weeks to be treated for bruises and a broken rib. While in the hospital, the Philippine's consulate helped Vinluan file a complaint against her employer. Benito Valeriano, the Philippine's consul general in Dubai described the abuse as “cruelty beyond imagination”. According to the consulate, Vinluan's salaries have been withheld as well.