Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Indonesian Maid Miyati Sent to Jail

Maha Akeel, Arab NewsTuesday, 12, July, 2005
(05, Jumada al-Thani, 1426)

JEDDAH, 12 July 2005 ?Nour Miyati, the Indonesian maid who was severely injured and lost limbs as a result of alleged torture by her sponsor ?has been jailed.

She was removed from hospital yesterday evening and taken to an unspecified public jail. Her embassy was not informed. Indonesian labor attache, M. Sukiarto, confirmed that the embassy was not informed of this development. very disappointed. I dont know why she was sent to jail,The told Arab News.

In March, Miyati was taken to a Riyadh hospital by her sponsor in critical condition and severe injuries causing gangrene to her fingers, toes and part of her right foot; some of her fingers and toes had to be amputated.

At first she claimed that her sponsor tied her up for a month in a bathroom and beat her severely injuring her eyes and knocking several of her teeth out.

A report in May said that Miyati had retracted earlier accusations that her sponsor tied her up and tortured her. Consequently she was charged with making false allegations against her sponsor.

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