January 13th, 2011
01:50 PM ET

Reports: Woman gets three years for abusing Indonesian maid

In what some say is a first for the kingdom, a Saudi woman has been sentenced to three years in prison for abusing her Indonesian maid, according to Saudi media reports.

The woman was sentenced January 9 in Medina, the reports said. According to Saudi Arabian daily newspaper Al-Watan, the employer, who was not named, was sentenced under a new royal decree issued to combat human trafficking. FULL POST