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Dubai court upholds 15-year jail sentence for maid torturer

Published on Apr 7, 2014 3:30 PM

DUBAI (AFP) - A Dubai court has upheld a 15-year jail term for an Emirati woman who tortured her Ethiopian maid to death by forcing her to drink pesticide, media reported Monday.

The 46-year-old housewife was also accused of torturing a Filipina maid and beating up a third domestic worker whose nationality was not specified, Gulf News reported.

Her husband, also an Emirati, was jailed for three years for "aiding and abetting the crime", the daily said.

The woman starved her Ethiopian maid, "forced her to drink pesticide and denied her treatment after she developed pneumonia, resulting in the woman's death", the Gulf News said.

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