Qatari couple charged in Texas with abusing household staff

Qatari military official and his wife were charged by US prosecutors in Texas on Monday with withholding wages from two of their housekeepers from Indonesia and Bangladesh, forcing them to live in squalor and preventing them from leaving. Hassan Salem Al Homoud and his wife, Zainab Al Hosani, were charged with engaging in forced labor and could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted, the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas said.



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