In Lebanon, we don't put them on death row, but we still abuse, beat, kidnap, sexually assault, rape, treat like bonded slaves, withhold their passports, have them sit in the back of cars, not allow them to eat with us at our dinner tables, work them 7 days/24 hours a day, pay them pathetic salaries, and sometimes we push them off balconies to certain death, etc...
We, in Lebanon, are obviously more civilized than the brutes of the Gulf States and Saudi Arabia.
Twenty-five Indonesian maids are on death row in Saudi Arabia.
"Six housemaids are on death row in Riyadh province alone, whereas about 19 female workers have been handed death sentences in the Western region," it quoted the Indonesian embassy's spokesperson, Hendrar Pramutyo, as saying.
"We have asked permission from the host government to allow our presidential task force delegation to visit Saudi jails" where a total of 1,700 Indonesians are serving prison terms, an Indonesian official said.
Indonesian anger over the treatment of its manual laborers in the oil-rich Gulf monarchy has grown since last year, after a spate of cases of abuse and killings. Last June, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono denounced the beheading in Saudi Arabia of an Indonesian maid and accused Riyadh of breaking the "norms and manners" of international relations.
Ruyati binti Sapubi, 54, was beheaded on June 18, 2011, after she was convicted of killing her Saudi employer, prompting Indonesia to recall its ambassador in Saudi Arabia for "consultations." Indonesia also announced a moratorium on sending migrant workers to Saudi Arabia, where hundreds of thousands of Indonesians toil as maids and laborers.
Days later, the kingdom announced that it would stop granting work permits to domestic workers from Indonesia and the Philippines, after hiring conditions were imposed by those two countries.
Rights groups say millions of mostly Asian domestic workers are regularly exposed to physical and financial abuse in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states because of poor or non-existent labor laws