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This is common in the middle east

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Submitted by Javed Siddiqui (United States), Apr 15, 2006 at 17:32

I lived in the middle east for many years. The enslavement of housemaids from poor countries was very much a part of the day to day life, and was accepted without much debate. Most of these maids were brutally beaten, raped, and confined within their homes. Those that tried to escape were sometimes found murdered. This is a fact that any third world country citizen living in the middle east sees. Ironically, the local people sometimes are blind to it because it is not they who suffer.
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