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Submitted by Mark (United Arab Emirates), Mar 11, 2006 at 23:53

Mr. Al Turki could be forgiven if he was a little surprised. In Saudi, UAE and other gulf countries what he and his family were doing is really just business as usual. Every local family has at least 1 but often several servants to help do everything from housework to driving the daughters around to washing the car..
They often are not paid and often are abused and often try to escape. Their 'employers' hold their passports so they cannot legally leave them..

Same old same old...
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