Emirati man loses penis over abuse

2011-04-13 14:22

Dubai - An Ethiopian maid struck back at her allegedly abusive employer in Dubai, slicing off the Emirati man's penis, the 7DAYS daily on Wednesday quoted the Emirate's police as saying.

Police responded to a call from the man and "found him bleeding badly. His housemaid had chopped off his private parts using a knife", 7DAYS quoted a Dubai police official as saying of the attack on Monday.

"She claimed the man used to abuse and harass her. On the day of the incident, she claims he asked her to give him a massage. She got angry, went to the kitchen to get a knife and attacked him," the official said.

The maid has been charged with assault, the paper said, while the Emirati man is recovering in hospital. It was not clear if his severed member had been re-attached.

The UAE and other Gulf countries have come in for repeated criticism from human rights groups over their treatment of millions of foreign workers, mostly Asians.

Rights groups and activists have reported various cases of employers torturing maids in neighbouring Saudi Arabia.

The watchdogs have also sharply criticised the sponsorship system, still in force in most Gulf states, by which workers must be sponsored by their employer and which has been likened to modern-day slavery.

  • Jaimo - 2011-04-13 14:35

    These migrant workers are actually SLAVES. The Arab/Islamic countries have only ever known and practiced slavery and abuse till today. One hopes it will be outlawed.

      Zee - 2011-04-13 16:17

      You love to generalise with your anti-Islam sentiment. Bigot. All you do all day is troll these forums waiting for an article which involves Muslims so you can troll. Get a life dude. Your beloved Israel is practising slavery as we speak, don't forget.

      sardonicus - 2011-04-13 16:23

      I bet there are many more of these abuse stories, just so many that don't make it to mainstream media. Its funny how people can put blame on the European slavers, when in fact many more suffered from slavery practised by the Arabs, Berbers, Turks and other islamic nations. In fact one has to just look into the Quraan and see that Allah has made the keeping of slaves a right for the muslim. Many ayats(verses) talk about the right of the warrior (in tha path of jihad) over the bondswoman. I'm not making this stuff up. I was a muslim who is now agnostic, so I certainly know what I'm talking about. Don't let muslims lead you top believe oherwise!

      Shamnas - 2011-04-14 09:35

      Dear Jaimo... I hate people who do such inhumane acts... but european christians are not far away... we have so many abuse cases here against their maids!

      Thangy - 2011-04-14 12:57

      @Zee you forgot state funded murder as well

  • Caz - 2011-04-13 16:25

    YOU GO GIRL!!!!

  • virtualv - 2011-04-14 10:37

    does it always have to be political or religeous, perhaps he was just a bastard you got what he had coming to him?

  • sharaad - 2011-04-14 11:47

    Just wondering, but how did she get access to his penis? If its true that she was abused then good for her. I've heard some horrible stories about the way maids are treated. and just to set the record straight, islam is absolutely against slavery. In fact it is one of the things the muslims fought against in the early stages of Islam. This is purely a matter of zero consequence for the rich and powerful arab in the confinment and safety of an arab country that has not addressed this issue on a serious level.

  • Frank - 2011-06-07 21:07

    Good for her, you go girl

  • Frank - 2011-06-07 21:07

    I'll buy that gal a bells

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