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If it were true.. why do they still come?

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in response to reader comment: Srilankan women workers held under slavery conditions in Arabian countries

Submitted by Majid (Saudi Arabia), Mar 20, 2008 at 17:07

Hundreds of maids arrive daily to Saudi Arabia.. thousands of dollars are spent by their future employers in Saudi Arabia months before their arrival (including tickets, 3 months salary in advance, ogvernmental and agencies fees). Yet, in their countries they made them pay for their tickets, falsify their medical check up (some are discovered pregnant or positive for HIV or tuberculosis without themselves even knowing).

They are told you should not complain about the work or employer until the 3 months trial period finishes (so the agent there won't pay any charges). After that period you can do whatever you want. and Saudis will swallow it and pay for the charges (which happens all the time).

Now, they are told a different message: Runaway after the 3 months trial, and call these numbers (their citizens) and they will provide you with an maid job (illegal) for double or trible the salary. Some of them got involved in prostitution with those gangs because it pays better!!

If it were true and they are abused and treated like slaves, why do they still come.. freedom and dignity is more important than food or drink.. but probably they do not exist in their culture !!

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