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Ethiopian Maid Publicly Abused in Lebanon Takes Her Own Life

I can't really see her taking her life, but it's a disturbing video nonetheless...

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Re: Ethiopian Maid Publicly Abused in Lebanon Takes Her Own Life

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I can't really see her taking her life, but it's a disturbing video nonetheless...
She hanged herself at a psychiatric hospital where she had been taken after the incident some days after the video (which shows just her being abused) was taken.

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An Ethiopian domestic worker in Lebanon who was filmed being physically abused in public has committed suicide, local media have reported.

The video, first aired by Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International (LBCI) last week, caused outrage by showing a man abusing Alem Dechasa as she cried on a street outside the Ethiopian embassy in Beirut.

The man was shown grabbing Dechasa and telling her, "get into the car" while she screamed out, "no, no, no". Another man then assisted in dragging Dechasa into the back of a car as she struggled to resist.

Asaminew Debelie Bonssa, Ethiopian general consul in Lebanon, told The Daily Star newspaper in Beirut that Dechasa committed suicide by hanging herself early on Wednesday morning at a psychiatric hospital where she had been taken after the incident.

Bonssa told The Daily Star that he had seen Dechasa on Saturday in the hospital and that she was making plans to return to Ethiopia.

'Larger issue'

After the video was aired, LBCI used the car’s license plate number to identify the man.

“[The man] tried to justify his act by denying that he beat her. He stressed that the worker tried to commit suicide more than once, and that he tried dealing with her humanely, but she refused to go to the airport for deportation,” LBCI reported on its website.

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Activists in Lebanon, outraged by the video, posted the man's contact information on internet social media sites and called for action against him.

Reports of domestic worker abuse are widespread, with many allegedly locked in employers’ homes.

Rola Abimourched, programme co-ordinator at KAFA (Enough) Violence and Exploitation, told Al Jazeera that Dechasa's case may increase scrutiny into the problem.

"This case may indicate the larger issue of migrant domestic workers' vulnerability to abuse in Lebanon, which puts the whole system in question. Namely, the sponsorship system which ties the domestic worker to one employer and does not guarantee her basic human rights," Abimourched said.

"We hope that an investigation into her death will determine what happened."

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middle...844277446.html

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Thanks for the additional info gatagato, as always you're on the case!!!!

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Re: Ethiopian Maid Publicly Abused in Lebanon Takes Her Own Life

The 5 pillars of Islam

1) Chauvinism
2) Racism
3) Emotional Immaturity
4) Paedophilia
5) Hatred

I am liberal minded, but the more I study this religion (with an open mind), the more abhorrent I find it to be. Having read from the Holy Koran last week, I find out Mohammed's first wife was 6 years old, and he fucked her when she was 8, probably gave her the odd kicking aswell when she didn't want to 'play with his toys' he divorced her at 9 years old because she stayed outside one night, so was naturally regarded as an impure whore after that. His second wife Aisha was a lot older though. She was 10. I asked my housemate who is a Turkish muslim what he thinks about this... He told me it's okay his first wife was 12 (and he was 23) when he first consummated his marriage. Sorry for going off at a tangent slightly, but the disgust inside me is so great that I need to let other people know the 'secrets' of this twisted bastardization of a religion. I am also open to rhetorical debate with any DR muslims out there who would like to challenge my point.. I know they are out there because I have seen the anti-zionist comments posted under some of the vids. So come on brothers and sisters... explain what the fuck is going on in your world, because I don't understand one fucking iota of it.

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When it all boils down to it. Religion Is nothing more than control. Whether that be control of the masses or the weak minded who can't stand a world without an explination for every occurance. Usually the most to suffer are the women cause most cultures have always been very male run. If you look at other religions around the world in the modern day you will see what any sane person would call paedophilla as being accepted. Mormons marrying 13 year old girls for example. In no way am I sticking up for Islam. I'm agnostic. Just saying they aren't the only ones.

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fuck i didn't know the mormons were at it aswell

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Re: Ethiopian Maid Publicly Abused in Lebanon Takes Her Own Life

It is a shame..I would love to cut that abusive man's balls off & shove them up his ass. Merely for entertainment purposes.


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Re: Ethiopian Maid Publicly Abused in Lebanon Takes Her Own Life

I wonder what she is supposed to have done to piss them off, or is it just because she is female?

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