Woman jailed for beating maid


Tuesday 11 January 2011 01:00

A Saudi court has sentenced a woman to three years in prison for beating her Indonesian maid.

The maid, 23-year-old Sumiati Binti Salan Mustapa, was left with several broken bones, internal bleeding and severe bruising after being attacked last November. At the time, the Indonesian President called on the Saudi authorities to act, describing the incident as a case of torture.

The woman, who has not been named, was convicted in Medina under a new royal decree against human trafficking. She denied the charge and has said she will appeal against the sentence.

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