Egyptian Actress Jailed on Charges of Torturing Maid
Cairo – Albawaba.com
By Al Sharq Press
Egyptian authorities have issued instructions to detain the actress Wafaa Mekki on charges of torturing her two house maids, sisters Marwah, 15, and Hanadi, 17, and detaining them inside her apartment.
Authorities also gave instructions to detain the former husband of Mekki, Ayman Abdel Hamid Ghazali, actor Ahmed Al Bura’i and Sayyed Mohammed Al Far, the actress' cousin, on charges of concealing information and failing to notify the police of the incident. Meanwhile, the police have freed the artist’s 59-year-old mother, who is called Laila Al Far, on bail in view of her health condition.
The actress has denied torturing the maids and alleged that the injuries they suffered were due to their father’s assault in order to take the money they received for their work at her house.
Albawaba.com visited Marwah at the hospital where she was receiving treatment. Marwah said that “Wafaa began torturing me and my sister Hanadi by burning us, first with a heated knife, helped by her mother. The mother held me and Wafaa started burning my body without giving any consideration to my screaming and begging. Then she started beating me with a stick on the head, after which I felt dizzy. I was held in a room and the two threatened to accuse us of theft and corruption if we told our parents about the torture.”
The doctor said that “Marwa came to the hospital suffering from 50 burns all over her body, including her genital organs. All her burns have been healed except two sores, one of which is on the head, resulting from a severe blow. This wound needs two more months to heal."
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