Thursday, 17 March 2011

Harrow woman convicted of keeping Tanzanian woman as domestic slave

A former hospital director has been convicted of abusing a domestic worker in her employment and forcing her to effectively work as a slave, in what is thought to be the UK's first prosecution for such an offence.

Mwanahamisi Mruke was trafficked from Tanzania to Britain and made to work 18-hour days for over three years carrying out chores at her home in Harrow.

Had Mruke been paid at the minimum wage for all the hours she worked for Khan during her employment of three years and four months, she would have received £107,062.72, the court heard.

Read more on the Guardian website

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