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Saudi employers ‘pushed nails’ into Sri Lankan maid

Incident reported to Saudi authorities, says Sri Lanka's government.

September 1, 2010 4:48 by



A Sri Lankan woman working as a maid in Saudi Arabia has been reportedly tortured by her employers who pushed twenty-four nails and needles into her hands, legs and forehead, when she complained about her hard workload.

Nearly 2 million Sri Lankans traveled overseas last year in search of work, and 1.2 million of them were employed in the Middle East – mostly as domestic helpers.

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