HOUSEHOLD SERVICE WORKERS IN SAUDI,DISPLAYED LIKE COMMODITIES BY A RECRUITMENT AGENCY;ANGERED NETIZENS AND SAUDI AUTHORITIES
A recruitment company's act of displaying the housemaids as "products" stirs up anger among the netizens and referred to by the Ministry of Labor as "disgraceful" and said to investigate the incident.
“Displaying the housemaids as if they were the object on sale to be rented out or sold out is a great mistreatment and it is against human dignity and human values,” according to lawyer Saeed Al-Dakheel.
According to the report,the company displayed a number of housemaids next to their kiosk in a shopping center to attract clients.Unfortunately,their "marketing strategy" offended the visitors of the shopping center ended up condemning the act as extren\mely inhumane and degrading for the maids standing like if they were objects.
Lawyer Turki Al-Musa said that the incident is a form og human trafficking and not just a business violation.
In Saudi Arabia,The penalty for human trafficking is up to 15 years imprisonment or SAR1,000,000 fine.