Former Saudi diplomat does not have immunity, supreme court rules

Two domestic workers who claim they were exploited by Jarallah al-Malki will now be able to take former employer to tribunal

Two domestic workers who say they were exploited by a Saudi diplomat in London have won a major victory in the supreme court after judges ruled that their employer was no longer protected by diplomatic immunity.

The two women, Cherrylin Reyes and Titin Rohaetin Suryadi, worked for Jarallah al-Malki and his wife at their diplomatic residence in London. They say they were expected to work for 18 hours a day, seven days a week, and were not allowed to leave the house unless escorted by family members.

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