UK: Bradford Brothers kept mum and sister as slaves forcing them to wash in bucket and beating one with belt
Two brothers kept their mother and sister as slaves in their own home during an “appalling and disgraceful” 18 month period of abuse, a court has heard.
Faisal Hussein, 25, and Arbaaz Ahmed, 19, kept the pair enslaved – culminating in a violent assault on the sister that the judge said was “almost unimaginable to any decent human being.”
The women were forbidden from turning on taps, allowed only a bucket of water to wash in and were given just one pound a month to spend on essential sanitary products, Bradford Crown Court, West Yorkshire, was told.
Judge Jonathan Rose said: “It culminated in a violent assault upon your own sister which is almost unimaginable to any decent human being.”
The brothers used the buckle of a belt, a wooden spoon and a shoe during the sustained and repeated assault on their sister.
The judge added that to treat another human in that way was unforgiveable, more so because it was their sister and mother.