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Abuse persists in Kuwait year after maid’s murder

Fifteen months after the body of Filipino Joanna Demafelis was discovered in a freezer in her employers’ home in Kuwait, promised legal protections for domestic workers in the Gulf state remain unfulfilled, Asia Times has found. At a government-run shelter in the town of Jeleeb al-Shuyoukh, 26-year-old Tala burst into tears as she recounted her “23 […]