Rabat – The Public Prosecutor’s office has ordered an investigation into the case of a young domestic worker from Zagora who was mistreated by her employer in Casablanca, reported the state news agency MAP on Wednesday.
According to Amina Khalid, a local activist and member of the human rights NGO INSAF, the 22-year-old maid was subjected to “abominable aggression by her employer,” resulting in burns and bruises all over the body.
The young woman was taken to the hospital by her employer, where she has been since last Saturday. The doctors quickly alerted INSAF given the woman’s condition and additional suspicions of sexual violence perpetrated by the homeowner.
The association claims to have information regarding previous assaults committed by the employer against another domestic worker, who never pressed charges.