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Domestic Workers Raped, Murdered and Commit Suicide in Kuwait

On June 11, 2011

Since the 24th of May, no updates have appeared on the case of an Ethiopian maid who has accused her sponsor of raping her. This maid, as reported by the Kuwaiti Al-Watan daily, was able to escape her sponsor's house after he had raped her, and went to her embassy which sent her to the police station with one of their representatives to report the incident. A case was opened and the investigations in ongoing.

A day later, Al-Qabas Arabic daily newspaper in Kuwait reported an incident of an Asian maid who was stabbed to death in Subahiya area. The news piece does not give any further details or say whether the incident happened in her place or her sponsor's, but an investigation is still ongoing. Another incident reported by Al-Qabas says that an Asian male committed suicide by hanging himself in his sponsor's beach house on the 8th of June.