Like slaves. Not only do they force them to work 16 or more hours a day and make them sleep on the floor, they often don’t get paid or are paid less than what was promised. Many are beaten, tortured, and sexually abused, not to mention being sold online to other Muslims. If they try to run away, they will be jailed.
Africans come to Saudi Arabia under a sponsorship system routinely abused by employers who subject them to what Human Rights Watch calls “slavery-like conditions.” Passports are often confiscated, wages delayed or withheld, and forced labor is commonplace. Female domestic workers suffer from confinement, food deprivation, and severe sexual, psychological and physical abuse. Male workers live in conditions most people would find unsuitable for animals.