By Jonathan Hoffman
October 30, 2010
Tom Gross has the story: "To its credit, Al-Jazeera English has run another report on the incredible mistreatment of many of the millions of foreigners employed as domestic laborers (and in many cases as slaves) in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere in the Gulf. (As I have pointed out before, Al-Jazeera English is in many ways not only more balanced in its Mideast coverage than Al-Jazeera Arabic, but also when compared to the English-language BBC and CNN.)"
This short video from Al-Jazeera shows a Sri Lankan woman working as a domestic helper in Saudi Arabia. After complaining about being overworked, she had 24 nails hammered into her hands, legs and forehead, which later had to be surgically removed.