Nail Torture

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Aug 27, 2010 (LBO) – Doctors in Sri Lanka have removed 15 metal objects including nails and pins from a woman domestic worker who had returned from Saudi Arabia a media report in the island said. Some also go the Maldives, which is the best managed economy in South Asia with the strongest exchange rate.

In a two hour operation Friday, surgeons extracted nine nails, five pins and a piece of metal from a 51 year old woman who returned from Saudi Arabia after working as a domestic servant, a doctor told Yes FM, a local radio station.

The 51 year old woman’s case hit global headlines after doctors discovered 24 metal objects in her bodies.

A doctor said the remaining metal objects were not life-threatening and were allowed to remain in her body. An infection in the woman’s hips was also being treated.

The woman told local media that heated nails had been inserted into her body by her employers as ‘punishment’. The alleged torture case drew global media attention. Sri Lankan authorities have said they are taking up the matter with Saudi Arabia.

Hundreds thousands of poor Sri Lankans go to the Middle East seeking employment due to decades of experiments with socialism a