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Migrant domestic workers develop survival techniques amid harsh conditions

Saturday, 11 February, 2012

But she was also, Mariel added, texting with her sister and husband, exchanging Christmas greetings and showing no signs of suicidal tendencies. When she died on Jan. 5, her death was presumed a suicide. But Seda’s sister and husband said when her body arrived home she had no teeth, her feet were bent backward, she had stab marks on her back, and she had slits on her wrist that were not deep enough to indicate a suicide attempt.

“Who knows” what happened to Seda, Mariel says. “But you can torture a person and then throw them from a balcony and say she committed suicide. You can do that.”

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