Sun. Aug 1st, 2021

Filipino women are among the alleged victims of a Saudi prince who lives in a suburb outside of Paris and is under investigation by French authorities for making them work under slave-like conditions.

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Prince Faisal Bin Turki Bin Abdallah Al Saud employed mostly women from the Philippines with ages ranging from 38 to 51 years old. They all served the prince and his family for several years.

The prosecutors’ office Nanterre said the women filed complaints of modern-day slavery against Al Saud in October 2019 after they escaped the residence.

Based on the complaints, the maids were reportedly paid the 300 euros a month, equivalent to P17,600, but had to work long hours per day and seven days a week. The prince’s children also abused the maids by spitting on them, among others.

Furthermore, the maids also slept on the ground and ate only between tasks, according to an interview of Anick Fougeroux, president of the aid group SOS Esclaves (Slaves), by a French newspaper.

The allegedly abused women already gave their testimony before the court a few weeks ago while the prince has yet to be questioned as he is not in France.

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