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Dear people of Antigua,
In the shadows of a seemingly untarnished facade, we, two Filipino maids, muster the courage to share our harrowing tale of abuse at the hands of a prominent politician in your beautiful land.
Our oppressor, a figure of influence, has subjected us to a life filled with fear, humiliation, and unrestrained abuse.
Forced to kneel and beg for forgiveness over trivial errors, we endure a cycle of physical violence—slaps, kicks, and punches—at the whim of our tormentor. Our passports, the key to our freedom, have been confiscated, leaving us captive within the confines of our workplace.
In a twist of fate, a glimmer of hope has emerged. The sister of our abuser, compelled by empathy and conscience, has secretly stolen one of our passports and purchased a ticket for one of us to escape back to the Philippines.
This clandestine act of kindness amidst the darkness is a lifeline we never anticipated.
We reach out to you, the compassionate people of Antigua, not only to expose our plight but to rally support for our cause.
Please, help us unveil the layers of abuse and power that have kept us silent for too long. Share our story, raise your voices, and let empathy guide your actions.
Understanding the risks involved, we trust in your discretion to navigate this delicate situation.
The involvement of a compassionate relative underscores the urgency of our plea, as we seek refuge from this nightmare and yearn for the possibility of justice.