A woman has been jailed for filming her housemaid falling from a seventh-floor balcony as she tried to flee her apartment in Kuwait.
Shocking footage shows the Ethiopian maid crying for help and hanging by one hand from a window frame before plunging down on to a metal awning below.
Incredibly, she survived the fall, walking away with just a broken arm and other minor injuries.
The woman holding the camera, who was heard saying ‘Oh crazy, come back’ in the clip, has now been jailed for a year and eight months for filming her domestic helper’s escape attempt.
A woman has been jailed for filming her housemaid (pictured) as she cried for help before falling from a seventh-floor balcony while trying to flee her apartment in Kuwait
The shocking footage shows an Ethiopian maid hanging outside the building (left), with one hand tightly gripping the window frame, before plunging down on to a metal awning below (right)
She was charged in March 2017 with ‘filming an individual without consent and publishing a video of an individual without consent.’
According to Stepfeed, the accused told her trial that she had filmed the incident as proof that she did not hurt the Ethiopian.
The terrified maid is seen screaming ‘hold me, hold me’, just before her hand slipped and she fell down to hit the awning, which appears to soften the impact.
The employer made no reaction as she continued filming.
Later, paramedics rescued the maid and rushed her to hospital where she was found to have a broken arm as well as a bloody nose and ear.
The terrified maid is seen screaming ‘hold me, hold me’, just before her hand slipped and she fell down to hit the awning, which appears to soften the impact
The criminal investigation police referred the employer to the prosecution over failing to help the victim, local media reported at the time.
The reasons for the maid’s actions were not revealed at the time.
The oil-rich Gulf state is home to more than 600,000 domestic helpers, a majority of them Asians, many of whom complain of abuse, mistreatment and non-payment of wages.