KUWAIT, City- A Lebanese woman remains in police custody following her arrest Saturday over imprisonment and abuse charges pressed by her domestic worker. The Indonesian woman was brought to a Hawally police station by staff from her country’s embassy. The woman fled to the embassy after escaping from her employer’s apartment, where she was reportedly held for four years.
A medical report the housemaid received from the hospital where she received treatment indicates that she suffered a broken finger and distortions in a number of fingers as a result of repeated assaults. It also reports that she has a broken tooth caused by her having been beaten with a hard object, in addition to facial bruises and head wounds. Her employer arrived at the police station within 15 minutes after being summoned and was placed in custody after confirming that she used to “discipline” her housemaid through beatings.