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Jakarta Post

Indonesian woman shocked to find kidney had been removed after working in Qatar

  • Panca Nugraha

    The Jakarta Post

Mataram   /   Mon, February 27, 2017   /  07:20 pm
Indonesian woman shocked to find kidney had been removed after working in Qatar Illegal migrant workers recruited from several areas across Indonesia wait for their departure in their tiny room in a shelter in Karanganyar, Central Java. A joint team of the Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (BNP2TKI) and the Indonesian Migrant Workers Placement, Protection and Monitoring Agency (BP3TKI) Central Java raided the shelter on Jan.12. (JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi)

A migrant worker from North Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, is suspected of having fallen victim to organ trafficking while working in Doha, Qatar.

Sri Rabitah, 25, who started working as a housemaid in Doha in 2014, also claims to have been abused by her first employer.  

She said she had been taken to the hospital on her third day of employment and was unknowingly operated on.  

She woke up the next day in pain and discovered stiches on her stomach.

Her employer said nothing about the matter and later returned her to the agency that had assigned her to the job. She was assigned to other employers but was sent back home the same year because as she had fallen ill frequently.

The resident of Sesait village found out earlier this year that one of her kidneys had been removed after a checkup at a hospital.  She visited the office of the North Lombok regent on Monday to seek help.

“I want the government to sue the perpetrator. My kidney was stolen,” said Sri. (wit)


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