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(Reuters) - A Saudi couple tortured their Sri Lankan maid after she complained of a too heavy workload by hammering 24 nails into her hands, legs and forehead, officials said on Thursday.
Nearly 2 million Sri Lankans sought employment overseas last year and around 1.4 million, mostly maids, were employed in the Middle East. Many have complained of physical abuse or harassment.
X-rays showed one- to two-inch nails in her hands and legs, with one over her eyes, officials said.
A vulnerable man was kept as a slave and brutally tortured before being decapitated and dumped in a lake, a British court heard Tuesday.
James Watt, 27, three members of his family, and two women are accused of killing Michael Gilbert, 26, whose headless corpse was discovered in a lagoon last May.
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