JEDDAH — The inquiry report in the case of the Indonesian maid, Nour Miyati, who accused her sponsor and his wife of torture came as a surprise to everyone.
Quoting a statement by the Riyadh governorate, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Friday that during questioning by investigators Miyati herself retracted earlier charges that she was tied up and tortured by her employer. Miyati has now been charged with making false allegations against her employer.
“We were not involved with the investigation and did not attend the questioning of Nour Miyati. We only found out the result from the newspapers, so we don’t know yet why she changed her statement,” M. Sukiarto, labor attachÃ© at the Indonesian Embassy in Riyadh, told Arab News.
In March, Miyati in critical condition was taken to a Riyadh hospital by her sponsor; she had severe injuries causing gangrene to her fingers, toes and part of her right foot. Some of her fingers have been amputated.
She initially claimed that her sponsor had tied her up for a month in a bathroom and beat her severely, injuring her eyes and knocking out several of her teeth…
Uh, yeah. She probably did it to herself just to embarrass the Saudis..right.