May 2nd, 2013
11:31 PM ET

Law enforcement probes into Human trafficking at Saudi diplomat's home

Federal authorities are looking into a case of human trafficking involving a Washington based Saudi diplomat.

State department sources tell CNN two women  from the Philippines who work for the diplomat contacted their embassy for help. The women claim their passports and pay were held.

Official: Human trafficking probe at Saudi diplomat's home

CNN has reached out to the Saudi embassy but they are not commenting.

The State Department says human rights violations against laborers and domestic hostage is common in Saudi Arabia. That means "involuntary servitude, including restrictions on movement, withholding of passports, threats, physical or sexual abuse, and non-payment of wages."

Tom Foreman has the story.

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