The Kuwaiti authorities are reportedly investigating a video that appears to show a woman filming her Ethiopian maid falling from a seventh-floor window without attempting to help her. The maid can be heard screaming “hold me, hold me” just before her hand slips and she falls onto a roof below. She was subsequently rescued by paramedics and treated in hospital for a broken arm and other injuries.
The Kuwait Society for Human Rights said the employer had a duty of rescue. The organisation noted that emirate’s penal code decreed that anyone who deliberately refrained from coming to the aid of a person in peril was liable to be sentenced to up to three months in prison.
The Kuwait Times meanwhile cited a lawyer, Fawzia al-Sabah, as saying she would file a complaint against the employer with the public prosecutor.
The newspaper said it was believed the maid initially climbed out of the window because she was suicidal.
In the 12-second video posted online, she is seen hanging outside a block of flats in the Sabah al-Salem district of Kuwait City, with one hand gripping the window.
The woman holding the camera is then heard telling her: “Oh crazy, come back.”
Source (Dire News)
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