Saudi family ties maid to a tree as punishment

Saudi family ties maid to a tree as punishment

A Saudi family tied up their Filipino maid to a tree as punishment for leaving a piece of their expensive furniture in the sun. Lovely Acosta Baruelo, 26, was bound in the blazing sun to demonstrate to her the effects of leaving something in the heat. The Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs said it has intervened and helped the woman return back to the Philippines after her abuse.

Matthew Rowley
Matthew Rowley 1 year

I lived in Kuwait and shit like this happens all the time to third country nationals. But, all cultures are equal, right?

Scruffy Stoat
Scruffy Stoat 1 year

Beautiful culture, I feel so reassured that Saudi Arabia is a top American ally.

Cary Brown
Cary Brown 1 year

So many Saudi families seem to have no decency in the way they treat people. My daughter-in-law is from the Philippines and similar ill-treatment happened to one of her friends. I've met many of her compatriots and they're kind, dependable people, always trying to get ahead by working hard and doing their best. This story makes me sick, it could be one of the lovely young women that I've met. I hope something can be done to stop this exploitation.

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