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    Saudi Arabia employers 'hammer nails' into Sri Lankan maid

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    A Sri Lankan woman working as a domestic helper in Saudi Arabia says she has been severely abused for complaining about being overworked.

    Ariyawathi's Saudi employers reportedly hammered 24 nails into her hands, legs and forehead, which had to be removed later with surgery.

    Sri Lanka's government says it will report the incident to Saudi authorities.

    Al Jazeera's Laura Kyle reports on a case that rights organisations say is all too common in the country.

    [August 27, 2010]