Jerusalem Court ruled Ibrahim and Basma Julani,of the Palestinian Shuafat neighborhood, held Mary Ann Paoig, of the Philippines, for work purposes by denying her freedom, as though she were their property.Paoig was held captive for about two years in a bathroom, where the defendants had put a bed. She received no days off and was at the couple's disposal day and night. She was paid a meager sum and was only allowed out of the house in the company of one of them.
A man and woman were convicted Wednesday, in the first such case in Israel, of holding a Filipina in slavery in their Jerusalem home.
The Jerusalem District Court ruled that Ibrahim and Basma Julani of the Shuafat neighborhood in the capital held Mary Ann Paoig, of the Philippines, for work purposes by denying her freedom, as though she were their property.
Paoig was held captive for about two ye
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