Bangladesh Foreign Minister, AK Abdul Momen has said they would not stop women from going to Saudi Arabia to work.
Momen added that the Saudi Arabia admitted some people are being victimised but it is happening for a few handfuls of people and the Saudi government isn’t making them victims.”
This is in the wake of a shocking video filmed by a 25-year old Bangladeshi woman who called for help and narrated her gory experiences in the hands of her Saudi Arabian employers.
The visibly shaken woman said “I perhaps won’t live longer. Please save me. They locked me up for 15 days and barely gave me any food. They burned my hands with hot oil and tied me up.
“They took me from one home to another one. In the first home, they tortured me and hit me repeatedly and then took me to another one where I experienced the same.
“I don’t think I’m going to live. I think I’m going to die. They have beaten and tortured me. Please save me, just take me away from here,” she said.
According to BRAC, a Bangladeshi NGO that is trying to bring her home, the woman who is currently in Jedidah has had her phone seized
Authorities in her home country have called for her to be repatriated and there have been protests in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka.