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sur vuh toohd

  • n  state of subjection to an owner or master or forced labor imposed as punishment
    penal servitude

  • The maids suffer their indentured servitude with government sanction: those who flee their assigned households are breaking the Persian Gulf states' immigration laws.
  • Others are sold by their parentsor tricked by agentsinto servitude as camel jockeys, fisher boys or beggars.
  • It involves exploitation and forced servitude .
News & Articles

  • Nanny Suing Upper East Side Socialites For Indentured Servitude
    A Chilean nanny has filed a damning lawsuit claiming that an Upper East Side couple forced her into indentured servitude, denying her food and medication. Felicitas del Carmen Villanueva Garnica, 50, claims she was the virtual slave of socialite couple Malu Custer Edwards, 28, and Micky Hurley, 35. She claims she was brought to America with an illegal passport “under false pretenses and for the ...
    June 16, 2013 - Gothamist
  • Did Vladimir Putin Steal A New England Patriots Super Bowl Ring?
    The strangest story of the weekend had nothing to do with Gowanus canal hazard suits , indentured servitude or patriotic beer : it was New England Patriots' owner Robert Kraft accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of stealing his Super Bowl ring. Was it an expensive international faux pas? Was it a gift Kraft is now trying to take back? Does this mean that Putin's secretly a Jets fan? [ more ...
    June 16, 2013 - Gothamist

  • President Bush in Sydney Morning Herald
    America will not pretend that jailed dissidents prefer their chains, or that women welcome humiliation and servitude, or that any human being aspires to live at the mercy of bullies,Bush said in the statement. "All who live in tyranny and...
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in The Associated Press
    We believe it is important to keep the spotlight on ourselves,Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said in presenting the report. "Human trafficking is not someone else's problem. Involuntary servitude is not something we can ignore...
  • Philip Ruddock in International Herald Tribune
    We are of the view that he's free - once he has concluded his penal servitude - to speak as he wishes, but not to profit,Ruddock told Australian Broadcasting Corp. Sunday.

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