Judge orders immediate deportation of Qatari couple he calls ‘barbaric’ in abusing servants
An angry judge in San Antonio reluctantly gave a Qatari military officer and his wife probation and ordered them deported immediately for abusing two female servants who were brought to the U.S. to clean the couple’s posh home in the Dominion.
The women were locked in an empty apartment for the few hours they weren’t working, weren’t allowed to use the bathroom at the home in the Dominion and one of them was hit in the head when she tried to dig food out of the trash at the the couple’s home.
Chief U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia, still bothered by the plea deal prosecutors reached with lawyers of Hasan Al-Homoud, and his wife, Zainab Al-Hosani, threatened to jail them.
Al-Homoud, 46, a colonel in the Quatariwas in San Antonio to train and study. He brought his wife and two servants, one from Bangladesh and the other from Indonesia. One of the servants reported their mistreatment to police.