By MUHAMMAD HUMAIDAN | ARAB NEWS
Published: Mar 15, 2010 00:32 Updated: Mar 15, 2010 13:18
JEDDAH: The National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) in Makkah province said its office in Taif was following up on the medical help being given to an Asian maid who was found tortured in the Shafa district of the city.
Hussein Al-Sharief, supervisor of the NSHR in Makkah province, said the woman was found undressed and that she had been burned with hot water and an iron. He added that she had also been beaten and was receiving treatment at King Abdul Aziz Specialist Hospital in Taif. “We are now in contact with the authorities. We will provide the woman with psychological and social support,” he said.
A number of websites have carried reports about the maid.
Arab News tried to contact Maj. Turki Al-Shahri, spokesman for Taif police, but failed to get any new information about the case.