Anger over Ethiopian housemaid as contest prize in Bahrain

ESAT News (April 17, 2017)

A Bahraini domestic workers recruitment agency came under fire after it posted a newspaper ad about a contest in the month of Ramadan in which the winner will be awarded an Ethiopian maid.

The Dubai newspaper, Al Arabiya English, reported that authorities suspended the agency as Bahrainis expressed anger over the offering of a human being as a contest prize.

Authorities acted immediately to penalize the agency and suspended its license until the result of an investigation is out, the report said.

Authorities have also filed a case of human trafficking against the agency’s owner and management, according to the report.