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Reader comment on item: Homaidan Ali Al-Turki, Colorado Slave-holder

Submitted by DANIEL REDMOND (United States), Mar 29, 2008 at 22:46

We had a similar slavery case in New York this past year. It occurred in Great Neck, Long Island wherein a foreign born couple had enslaved two Indonesian women for several years. This wealthy couple had kept them as virtual prisoners in their lavish home and beat them for the slightest "misbehavior" or act of defiance. I believe that they were convicted and sentenced to prison also.

What seems ludicrous to me is that a nation like Saudi Arabia, in which no human rights are extended to anyone, remains technically a friend and ally of the United States while we follow an absurd obsession to "bring democracy to Iraq." Hey, Saudi Arabia isn't a democracy and that doesn't bother us so why should we care a fig about Iraq?


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