A gang rape of an Indonesian maid in Saudi Arabia has the Indonesian press caught napping.
An 38 year old unnamed Indonesian domestic worker in Makkah/Mecca, Saudi Arabia, said in some reports to be a sufferer from AIDS (although Saudi police sources deny this arabnews.com), ran away from her employer's home a month ago and was then detained by a policeman who took her to a backstreet guest house and raped her.
Over the next night and day she was raped by a total of 45 other men, and finally dumped on the side of the road, where a police patrol picked her up and she was taken to hospital.
Police (the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice) raided the house later and arrested some of the men, who are now out on bail and are said to be awaiting the results of AIDS tests. The Indonesian woman remains in hospital. arabnews.com
Hat tip to PJBali, who notes that Indonesian media do not seem to be aware of the story (it appears to have broken in the Saudi press on 27th January and international press the following day).