July 11, 2013

OUR FRIENDS, THE SAUDIS: Arabian Princess Arrested on Suspicion of Holding Maids Captive in Irvine. “A Saudi Arabian princess is accused of “slavery” after a woman who was allegedly held against her will as a domestic servant escaped from a three-story building, flagged down a bus and alerted authorities in Irvine. The victim, a 30-year-old maid from Kenya, and four other women from the Philippines, were allegedly being held by Meshael Alayban, who is accused of stealing their passports and work contracts and forcing them to work long hours with little pay, according to Lt. Julia Engen of the Irvine Police Department.”