Ethiopian woman in Dubai fined for attempting suicide
The 24-year-old Ethiopian national says she was desperate when employers couldn’t afford to pay her three months back wages.
A despondent maid in Dubai who was fired from her job after complaining about the lack of pay tried to commit suicide — only to be arrested and fined by police, according to reports.
The desperate act by the 24-year-old woman, described as an Ethiopian national with the initials “AM,” occurred after she was booted from her sponsor’s home Sept. 10, Abu Dhabi’s The National reported Saturday.
“I meant to end my life by standing in the street,” she told Dubai’s Misdemeanor Court.
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