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Saudi princess charged with human trafficking

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Saudi princess charged with human trafficking

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:46 pm

It's happening in Orange County.

Investigators say the alleged victim had contracted to work with Alayban's family in Saudi Arabia in March 2012. Her salary was set at $1,600 a month for working eight hours a day, five days a week. But once she arrived in Saudi Arabia, the servant says, her passport was taken from her. She also says she was paid only $220 a month and forced to work 16 hours a day, seven days a week.

Alayban's attorney, Paul S. Meyer, indicated in a statement, however, that incident is essentially a labor dispute.

Human trafficking (otherwise known as slavery) or a labor dispute. You decide.
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Re: Saudi princess charged with human trafficking

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:19 pm

It's not exactly a unique story. Lucky for this princess's "employees" she was stupid enough to bring them with her to a country were what she did is illegal and the laws are actually enforced.

Saudi Arabia regularly receives complaints from nations whom have citizens working there. UEA and Kuwait do as well iirc. I believe it's actually illegal in all those countries, but it's almost impossible for the workers to seek justice.
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Re: Saudi princess charged with human trafficking

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:23 am

Hubris. Potentates and their ilk see that rich and powerful Americans can often flaunt the law and get away with it, so they think they can do the same. But there ae limits.
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Re: Saudi princess charged with human trafficking

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:14 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Hubris. Potentates and their ilk see that rich and powerful Americans can often flaunt the law and get away with it, so they think they can do the same. But there ae limits.


I think it's more likely a continuation of flaunting their own laws than anything else. Treating workers like this isn't legal at home either, but they still get away with it. Of course they are also rich and powerful at home, so I don't know that their nationality matters at all. Some people just have no idea how to function as decent human beings. From what I've seen how much (or little) wealth or power one has is no indicator of their character and decency.
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