Lebanese government condemns abuse of domestic workers [VIDEO]

The government condemned on Friday the abuse of an Ethiopian domestic worker and called for an investigation to refer the culprits to justice, Information Minister Walid al-Daouq announced.

“The cabinet denounced the violence against the Ethiopian maid in public and called for a probe to refer the suspects to the competent judiciary to take the necessary legal measures against them,” al-Daouq said following a session held at Baabda Palace.

The condemnation came after LBC TV obtained mobile phone footage of a man hitting the woman and pulling her hair under the gaze of bystanders outside the Ethiopian consulate in Beirut.

While the reasons of the incident were not clear, it brought back to the forefront of discussions the widespread abuse and sometimes the rape of domestic workers.

The labor ministry also condemned the attack, saying it launched an investigation as soon as it received a copy of the video from LBC.

The ministry’s statement said it also contacted the justice ministry to take the necessary legal measures against the culprits.

Many of the estimated 200,000 foreign domestic workers in Lebanon hail from the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Ethiopia.

Although the Lebanese government issued a decree in 2009 that requires employers to abide by a set of rules including paying workers their salary in full at the end of each month and giving them one day off a week, advocacy groups say few employers respect these conditions.

In rare cases in the past few years, an employer was sentenced to 15 days in jail for repeatedly beating a Filipina worker and another sentenced to one month for abusing a Sri Lankan maid and confining her to the house.

Naharnet

  • Hannibal

    Shame on you… You are an animal. I wish I were there to see if you’d pick on me so I may kick your ass you low life.

  • Shame on you… You are an animal. I wish I were there to see if you’d pick on me so I may kick your ass you low life.

  • Prophettttt

    BUNCH OF ANIMALS.I think I’m being unfair to animals now.
    You hire them to clean after you, serve you and do everything you want, and then you abuse them ?Was his coffee too sweet?or was his food too hot?Or maybe she didn’t give herself to him?
    How would these people feel if some one treated them or their loved ones like this? 
    Last time I was in Lebanon, I heard horrifying stories about some of these servants being sexually exploited and abused by their employers.
    Not do I call on the authorities to punish these abusers to the max, but I also call on community leaders, religious leaders, and politicians to start publicly addressing this issue of abusing servants.Religious leaders have the utmost moral and ethical responsibility  to address their followers on how they should treat other humans, be it a servant or a neighbor.No mater which way one prays,
    We  wonder why some of these servants snap,and do something crazy to their employers. Some reach a breaking point because of the hopelessness and the constant abuse.

    • Mekonnen G Michael

      Good luck!

      • Prophettttt

        Mekonnen G Michael
        I  know that you have been a strong advocate for protection of house workers’ rights, and I respect the hard work you have done .I would just caution to you , not to generalize and consider this a racist problem against Ethiopians in particular, and African in general. Being a Lebanese myself, I know that maids have always been mistreated, regardless nationality or origin. Years ago, when most maids came from poor Lebanese villages, mistreatment of poor maids was taking place.
        It is definitely a cultural problem, and people need to speak out against this kind of behavior.
        Yes religious leaders may have maids, but no religion, as far as I know condones mistreating employees, and maids .I still believe religious leaders have a big responsibility, and obligation to start addressing these problems.
        This is a good example of how culture have more effect on religion, when it should be the other way around,where society and culture get effected by religion teachings.. It is a problem worth studying .

        • Mekonnen G Michael

          .Good luck!

        • a93rb3t

          dear prophettttt, i’m sorry to say this, but most lebanese people, i have met have no Respect
          for women religious or not……   

      • Prophettttt

        Mekonnen G Michael,
        The reason I have 5 t’s on my name is , because every time I get banned by this site, I create a new ID with the same name ,but with an extra t added, so that I don’t look like I sneaked under a concealed ID, and so that people whom I exchange idea with, will always recognize that it is the same person. I hope that my answer to your question, does not cost me another t,lol.
        Mek,I hate to turn this discussion from an outrage about the abuse of this young Ethiopian girl, and other house maids in Lebanon to a full discussion of religion. But having been the one who called upon religious leaders among community leaders, authority ,politicians, and school teachers ,I’m obligated to elaborate a little further in order to answer some of your questions.
        The fact that I’m more of secular person than religious, I know how much influence religion and religious institutions have on people in Lebanon, and in the middle east, and I felt that I need to call on anyone who might be able to make a difference in the way maids, and employees are being treated by some.After all, this is what they are supposed to do;Guide society to be more humane,and guide people to become better people , instead of getting in politics.You can say I WAS calling their bluff,lol
        I would have called on the devil, if I thought He could help, to make a difference, because what we watched was not acceptable by any standard.
        For years, I have called for separation of state and religious institutions. For years I have criticized the sectarian /political institutions we have in Lebanon, and for years I wrote about my dislike and mistrust of religion institutions. I agree with you that the majority of religious leaders and their institutions are hypocrites. For years I advocated education and secularism as a solution for many of the issues and problems we’re facing.
        Fighting racism and bigotry, hatred is not an easy task, but I agree with you that it starts at home, and in kinder garden.
        As for how some Muslim school of thoughts interpret Islamic laws, and how they implement Sharia, there are lots of debates in the Muslim world about that, and none of these issues have been settled.To be fair, majority of Muslims don’t agree with such rigid interpretations,and openly oppose them
        There are many school of thought, and theologies that are at odd with each other, and unfortunately, we are seeing the results of these conflicts on a daily bases.
        I would warn you, though, that many practices by Muslims are attributed to Islam and sharia when in reality they are more cultural customs and traditions than religious.

        • prophet each t added is another  star to the general or another demerit point  under your belt lol, either way i have the perfect user name for you next time you get the boot ….UNFORGIVEN 🙂

        • Prophettttt

          Thank you geo,  I think it’s demerit instead of a Star,lol.
          My only problem with the t’s is having to remember how many I’m supposed to have, as I sign on.
          Progress is the best path to forgiveness,so don’t make me  sound so bad.

      • a93rb3t

        Dear Mekonnen, well said…..this Arabs are the most racist people on earth …..but when they living in a  foreign country, they claim they are the victom of racisem…….,
        how hypocrite that is….like you said i wish the ethiopian goverment band any domestic workers going to this Arabs country.
        what happen to the girl now????? is she  ok…..my heart goest to her 

        • Amine123

          you must be a zionist, how good you generalize any people or religion?

        • Amine123

          you must be a zionist, how good you generalize any people or religion?

  • Prophettttt

    BUNCH OF ANIMALS.I think I’m being unfair to animals now.
    You hire them to clean after you, serve you and do everything you want, and then you abuse them ?
    How would these people feel if some one treated them or their loved ones like this? 
    Not do I call on the authorities to punish these abusers to the max, but I also call on the community leaders, religious leaders, and politicians to start publicly addressing this issue of abusing servants.Religious leaders have the utmost moral and ethical responsibility  to address their followers on how they should treat other humans, be it a servant or a neighbor.
    We  wonder why some of these servants snap,and do something crazy to her employer. Some reach a breaking point because of the hopelessness and the constant abuse.

    • Mekonnen G Michael

      Dear Prophet,
      You cannot teach old dogs new tricks!
      This kind of behaviour (treatment of foreign workers) is deeply rooted in the culture and religion of the Arabs. They still believe in slave-master relations. Their social perception towarsds africans as a whole is still of the slave age. It can not be changed even in one or two generations. It is a hopeless situation.
      Community leaders and religious leaders are simply not a solution. They, themselves, are the bigger part of the problem. All of them have maids at home. They treat them i a similiar manner, even it could be worse.
      So the only viable solution to this ugly problem is NOT to send Ethiopian young girls to the Arab world. It must be remembered that the far east countries have stopped sending their citizens to this inhospible and cruel part of the world. How many Shewayes and others are we going to watch and tolerate. ENOUGH is ENOUGH. Period!!!!

      • Prophettttt

        Mekonnen G Michael
        I  know that you have been a strong advocate for protection of house workers rights, and I respect the hard work you have done .I would just caution to you , not to generalize and consider this a racist problem against Ethiopians ,in particular an African in general. Being a Lebanese myself, I know that maids have always been mistreated, regardless nationality or origin. Years ago, when most maids came from poor Lebanese villages, mistreatment of poor maids was taking place.

        It is definitely a cultural problem, and people need to speak out against this kind of behavior.
        Yes religious leaders may have maids, but no religion, as far as I know condones mistreating employees, and maids .I still believe religious leaders have a big responsibility, and obligation to start addressing these problems.

        • Mekonnen G Michael

          .

          Dear Profettttt, why do you
          have five t’s in your name?

          Many religious leaders
          (Christians or Muslims) under the protection of their religious gowns are
          unbelievably hypocritical, like the Renaissance Pope. They preach celibacy by
          day and sleep with their maids (concubines) by night. There are even ugly pedophiles
          among them. Again, they are not the solution.

          The solution: Give the youth
          modern education with emphasis to human rights and equality of all humans of
          all races. Enact modern legal system that protects all. Introduce strict
          enforcement of the laws and regulation.

          Profet!!!,  you  believe that  ´´….when it should be the other way around, where society and culture get
          effected by religion teachings´´ .  You
          want religion to shape culture. That is precisely the crux of the problem. You
          are definitely placing the cart before the horse. Religion has taken center stage
          in the Middle East and everything else revolves around it. The interference of
          religion in politics and in the daily life of people can be a formidable
          problem. That is why religion and the state are separate in the modern world. I
          don’t mean religion is bad altogether. It has many good sides. But it must be
          private and all inter-ethnic, inter-religious and other public issues must be
          free from any kind of pressure and influence by any kind of religion.  There must be  enough room for culture to develop without
          much pressure from religion.

          There are many
          Arab countries with Sharia laws. According to this inhuman type of Islam, it is
          fully accepted, by the culture   of those
          societies which have implemented that law, to cut the hand of a person simply
          because that hungry person stole a loaf of bread. It is also happily welcomed
          to stone a woman to death for adultery.  And
          many other things. You should know better than me,  Profet!!!!!  about these things.

          Few years ago
          in the west, a young Muslim girl was in love with a boy and refused to merry
          her cousin as proposed by her parents. 
          Finally the father shot her. This only tells us how strong   the parent´s  belief  in
          Islam has molded their culture to be so unnecessarily violent and cruel. For me
          this type of behavior and culture is beyond the sober mind’s comprehension.
          Profet!!!!!,  please  think very deeply and seriously how religion
          has turned the mind-set of some cultures into ruthlessness.

           

        • a93rb3t

          dear prophettttt, i’m sorry to say this, but most lebanese people, i have met have no Respect
          for women religious or not……   

      • Prophettttt

        Mekonnen G Michael,
        The reason I have 5 t’s on my name is that every time my ID gets banned by this site, I create a new ID with the same name but with an extra t, so that I don’t come back under a concealed ID, and so that people whom I exchange idea with, will always recognize that it is the same person. I hope that my answer to your question, does not cost me another t,lol.
        Mek,I hate to turn this discussion from an outrage about the abuse of this young Ethiopian girl, and other house maids in Lebanon to a full discussion of religion. But having been the one who called upon religious leaders among community leaders, authority ,politicians, and school teachers ,I’m obligated to elaborate a little further in order to answer some of your questions.
        The fact that I’m more of secular person than religious, I know how much influence religion and religious institutions have on people in Lebanon, and in the middle east, and I felt that I need to call on anyone who might be able to make a difference in the way maids, and employees are being treated by some.
        I would have called on the devil, if I thought He could help, to make a difference, because what we watched was not acceptable by any standard.
        For years, I have called for separation of state and religious institutions. For years I have criticized the sectarian /political institutions we have in Lebanon, and for years I wrote about my dislike to religion and religion institutions. I agree with you that the majority of religious leaders and their institutions are hypocrites. For years I advocated education and secularism as a solution for many of the issues and problems we’re facing.
        Fighting racism and bigotry, hatred is not an easy task, but I agree with you that it starts at home, and in kinder garden.
        As for how some Muslim school of thoughts interpret Islamic laws, and how they implement Sharia, there are lots of debates in the Muslim world about that, and none of these issues have been settled.
        There are many school of thought, and theologies that are at odd with each other, and unfortunately, we are seeing the results of these conflicts on a daily bases.
        I would warn you, though, that many practices by Muslims are attributed to Islam and sharia when in reality they are more cultural customs and traditions than religious.

        • prophet each t added is another  star to the general or another demerit point  under your belt lol, either way i have the perfect user name for you next time you get the boot ….UNFORGIVEN 🙂

        • Prophettttt

          Thank you geo,  I think it’s demerit instead of a Star,lol.
          Progress is the best path to forgiveness,so don’t make me  sound so bad,lol

      • a93rb3t

        Dear Mekonnen, well said…..this Arabs are the most racist people on earth …..but when they living in a  foreign country, they claim they are the victom of racisem…….,
        how hypocrite that is….like you said i wish the ethiopian goverment band any domestic workers going to this Arabs country.
        what happen to the girl now????? is she  ok…..my heart goest to her 

        • Amine123

          you must be a zionist, how good you generalize any people or religion?

  • Fauzia45

    Cruel !!!!

    • Yielma

      What is the Ethiopian Embassy in Beirut doing about this humilation of its citizens?   Nothing.  Just enjoy the seen, I guess!    Ethiopian will continue to suffer until they get a government who cares for its citizens! 

  • Fauzia45

    Cruel !!!!

    • Yielma

      What is the Ethiopian Embassy in Beirut doing about this humilation of its citizens?   Nothing.  Just enjoy the seen, I guess!    Ethiopian will continue to suffer until they get a government who cares for its citizens! 

  • StandAndDe1iver

    This is totally wrong. What’s wrong with the crowd not intervening?

    • Prophettttt

      Good question, Elias, and the answer is that  it is socially acceptable ,and normal for  this man to go out in the open,not fearing the reaction of the public, beat up,and discipline a non-obedient  servant. Basically, He believe that this girl is his property and he is entitled to do whatever He sees fit,and his society agrees with him.That is how corrupt this society is.Could you imagine how far this man would go in private? We should expect every priest, sheikh,and Imam,  to address this issue next Sunday and Friday.
      Every school teacher has a responsibility to show this video to his students , and explain to them how wrong this behavior is.

      • could not have said it better, the reaction the religious and  political leaders will reveal what they are are made of. i have never been` a violent person but abuse of humans or animals brings the rambo out of me. the ones that have shamed themselves are the by standers selling pop corn as this went on as this poor woman was likely praying and hoping for someone to step up and intervene,

        only a piece of shit country and government  would be ok with 15 day sentence for a habitual filipina abuser mentioned in this article, but we can all  brag about honor and martyrdom to defend flag and country …..f@#!K nationality  i choose humanity first formost and above any flag.

  • Elias Hassen

    This is totally wrong. What’s wrong with the crowd not intervening?

    • Prophettttt

      Good question, Elias, and the answer is that  it is socially acceptable ,and normal for  this man to go out in the open,not fearing the reaction of the public, beat up,and discipline a non-obedient  servant. Basically, He believe that this girl is his property and he is entitled to do whatever He sees fit,and his society agrees with him.That is how corrupt this society is.Could you imagine how far this man would go in private? We should expect every priest, sheikh,and Imam,  to address this issue next Sunday and Friday.
      Every school teacher has a responsibility to show this video to his students , and explain to them how wrong this behavior is.

      • could not have said it better, the reaction the religious and  political leaders will reveal what they are are made of. i have never been` a violent person but abuse of humans or animals brings the rambo out of me. the ones that have shamed themselves are the by standers selling pop corn as this went on as this poor woman was likely praying and hoping for someone to step up and intervene,

        only a piece of shit country and government  would be ok with 15 day sentence for a habitual filipina abuser mentioned in this article, but we can all  brag about honor and martyrdom to defend flag and country …..f@#!K nationality  i choose humanity first formost and above any flag.

  • dabshaleem

    onli salafites or zionistes do this

  • dabshaleem

    onli salafites or zionistes do this

  • maria_h

    sha3ab il kh@rr@ believes that just because they are paying a poor servant 100 bux it gives them the right to abuse them.  Amnesty International should really put pressure on all countries to  forbid their citizens from seeking work in lebanon the sh!t hole.  I cant believe how barbaric the people are in that country, kisss ickht heyk balad oo sha3ab. 

     

    • Prophettttt

      Welcome back YA Maria. long time no seen.lol
      I miss both, your Greek and your french,lol

  • maria_h

    sha3ab il kh@rr@ believes that just because they are paying a poor servant 100 bux it gives them the right to abuse them.  Amnesty International should really put pressure on all countries to  forbid their citizens from seeking work in lebanon the sh!t hole.  I cant believe how barbaric the people are in that country, kisss ickht heyk balad oo sha3ab. 

     

    • Prophettttt

      Welcome back YA Maria. long time no seen.lol
      Missed your Greek and french,lol

      • maria_h

        HI Profitzzzzz  keefak?   I noticed there are no bad words in this article so i had to help out 🙂

        • Prophettttt

          I’m good Maria, ty.
          I knew I could count  on you to fill in the blanks,lolt’s AND z’s ? I won’t put them together,lol

    • maria, where have you been fiesty friend? 🙂
      you have every right to be indignant this story has me boiling to no end.  now i am not proud of this but  i read the last 5 words of your comment over and over again to the point that i actually feel better.lol

      • Prophettttt

        Love your profile picture, geo. You must have just added this beautiful dog to your family,lol

        • thanks prophet, 6 birds tried to veto the idea of the hybrid wolf being adopted but i got sucked in with that prety face 🙂 i wonder if dab will approve? she is part salifite,part wahabi 🙁

        • 5thDrawer

          It is nice … and not seeing shot of anything that needs a barber is good for a change. 😉

  • Mekonnen G Michael

    It is MIND-BOGLING, it is HEARTBREAKING, it is FAR FAR  beyond a civilized mind can fathom. What world are these Arabs living in? How many LIGHT YEARS are these SCUMBAGS of humanity  away from civilization and human decency? Their days are numbered. They will soon sinck deep into the oil holes in the DESERT after the last barrel of oil is extracted from the wells. And hopefully, the Israelis will eliminate them until the last Arab belly scumbag from the surface of the earth., along with their violent religion of terrorists. Their culture and religion is all against all kinds of human decency and coexistence. Led by the greatest oppresor of women the Saudi Arabs, they donot have an atom of consideration towards woman. Much can be written about these smelly Lebannes  Arab SAVAGES.
    LONG LIVE ISRAEL !!!!

  • what kind of humanbing dose this those people are animal i wish i can do someting for this poor girl 

  • what kind of humanbing dose this those people are animal i wish i can do someting for this poor girl 

  • fasilM

    what is wrong with the arabs? is being barbaric in there blood? i think the rest of the world is associating being an arab as being as cruel as human being can be. now, things can happen in Europe too but the arabs and there way of life is so cruel and so inhuman…………….my god…i have seen so many videos. it is the fucking 21 century and the still they want to live in the desert..had it been not for the oil it might be the arabs who are sending their girls to other countries……especially Lebanon….i always hear horrifying things. it doesn’t matter either an Arab is Christian or Muslim they are meant to be cruel.    

    • Hannibal

      For all of you bashing people in general (Arabs, Lebanese etc…) I hate to break it to you that this would be done in the most modern of societies. Few low life scum humans will abuse other humans even in the most civilized countries. Where I live in the U.S. it took us to pass laws to stop bullying in our schools. The answer to all types of abuse is the collective action of people to write the penalties of such behavior into law and then enforcing it. Do not forget that even though one might not physically abuse a maid they can very easily abuse her mentally. If the maid knows that the law of the land protects her she can take action in the courts. That would stop all abuse dead in their track. However, to simply say all Arabs or all Lebanese are like that is a disservice to a lot of others who dine with their workers at the same table and treat the maids as one of their own and it happened that I know many. To attribute this to a religion saying that Moslems do that is unfair because I know also church-goers who are more abusive than Moslems. Islam forbids cruelty and those who commit it are moslems by name only. Alas, how can we change when those elected abuse their power… We need a revolution… A revolution of mind.
      One more thing people, if you knew Levantine Arabic you would have heard in the clip that the bystanders were pleading with this scumbag not to hit her.

      • 5thDrawer

        Exactly, Hannibal. The human animal is the same everywhere. Good and bad and percentages of each.
        Only societal rules – when applied – hold the worst of the species in check most of the time. Educating a society for the betterment of all seems to take millennia … but the ‘bashers’ here should note that while the observers were pleading for the girl’s safety, they were not being the same as the idiot. They did not attack him. And THAT is civility. Would they rather the crowd turned on the man physically?
        As we often note: ‘Where is a cop when you need one?’ 🙂

        • Hannibal

          Oh the cops are busy beating peaceful students demonstrating against tyranny. They have their hands full being the tools of an unelected government. Go figure!

      • Prophettttt

        I agree with you 100%. Abuse does not have to be physical,though  physically harming maids or employees is the worst kind.
        When people(sane people that is)realize that there are consequences to their behavior, they start changing.
        Law and order ,along with public  awareness can help eliminate many of our social  misbehavior.  
        Simple example; most people put on their seat belt because they fear a violation costing them $$$. Going through a red light cost $$$ and points on your drivers licences…. and so on.

      • I think that the Ethiopian Consulate offices everywhere do not give a dam about the Ethiopians abroad. I’ve heard a lot of complaints about the Consulate offices in the U.S/ arabs etc.. not taking their jobs seriously. Either they should work for the people, or give the job to someone who is willing to listen to the Citizens cry for help.

      • I think that the Ethiopian Consulate offices everywhere do not give a dam about the Ethiopians abroad. I’ve heard a lot of complaints about the Consulate offices in the U.S/ arabs etc.. not taking their jobs seriously. Either they should work for the people, or give the job to someone who is willing to listen to the Citizens cry for help.

  • fasilM

    what is wrong with the arabs? is being barbaric in there blood? i think the rest of the world is associating being an arab as being as cruel as human being can be. now, things can happen in Europe too but the arabs and there way of life is so cruel and so inhuman…………….my god…i have seen so many videos. it is the fucking 21 century and the still they want to live in the desert..had it been not for the oil it might be the arabs who are sending their girls to other countries……especially Lebanon….i always hear horrifying things. it doesn’t matter either an Arab is Christian or Muslim they are meant to be cruel.    

    • For all of you bashing people in general (Arabs, Lebanese etc…) I hate to break it to you that this would be done in the most modern of societies. Few low life scum humans will abuse other humans even in the most civilized countries. Where I live in the U.S. it took us to pass laws to stop bullying in our schools. The answer to all types of abuse is the collective action of people to write the penalties of such behavior into law and then enforcing it. Do not forget that even though one might not physically abuse a maid they can very easily abuse her mentally. If the maid knows that the law of the land protects her she can take action in the courts. That would stop all abuse dead in their track. However, to simply say all Arabs or all Lebanese are like that is a disservice to a lot of others who dine with their workers at the same table and treat the maids as one of their own and it happened that I know many. To attribute this to a religion saying that Moslems do that is unfair because I know also church-goers who are more abusive than Moslems. Islam forbids cruelty and those who commit it are moslems by name only. Alas, how can we change when those elected abuse their power… We need a revolution… A revolution of mind.
      One more thing people, if you knew Levantine Arabic you would have heard in the clip that the bystanders were pleading with this scumbag not to hit her.

      • 5thDrawer

        Exactly, Hannibal. The human animal is the same everywhere. Good and bad and percentages of each.
        Only societal rules – when applied – hold the worst of the species in check most of the time. Educating a society for the betterment of all seems to take millennia … but the ‘bashers’ here should note that while the observers were pleading for the girl’s safety, they were not being the same as the idiot. They did not attack him. And THAT is civility. Would they rather the crowd turned on the man physically?
        As we often note: ‘Where is a cop when you need one?’ 🙂

        • Oh the cops are busy beating peaceful students demonstrating against tyranny. They have their hands full being the tools of an unelected government. Go figure!

      • Prophettttt

        I agree with you 100%. Abuse does not have to be physical,though  physically harming maids or employees is the worst kind.
        When people realize that there are consequences to their behavior, they start changing.
        Law and order ,along with public  awareness can help eliminate many of our social  misbehavior.  
        Simple example; most people put on their seat belt because they fear a violation costing them $$$. Going through a red light cost $$$ and points on your drivers licences…. and so on.

      • Thanks Hannibal for sharing about bullying in the U.S, even though its considered as the most civilized country, there’s still a racial abuse that goes on daily towards those who are different, like you said even” if there’s no physical abuse, there is always a mental abuse” I couldn’t have said it better!

  • Yielma,
    Just shut up? Do not politicize everything thing, dude!! What proof do you have to say that the Ethiopian Embassy there was enjoying the scene, of course not {seen}? Do you have to talk about politics every time such events happen? Of course I believe the Embassy there has to take the case seriously and bring thr culprits to justice. And I hope they have already started doing that. But it is not fair for you to try to fish out of this disturbed sea. yehonk betetam neh eshi?

  • Yielma,
    Just shut up? Do not politicize everything thing, dude!! What proof do you have to say that the Ethiopian Embassy there was enjoying the scene, of course not {seen}? Do you have to talk about politics every time such events happen? Of course I believe the Embassy there has to take the case seriously and bring thr culprits to justice. And I hope they have already started doing that. But it is not fair for you to try to fish out of this disturbed sea. yehonk betetam neh eshi?

  • The ultimate human cruelty against human being!!! Specaily when it happen  to an Ethiopian girl infront of Ethiopian consulate. What a shame ! a government couldn’t defend it own citizen! I have no dout there are so many girls have to go through similar situation if not worest. Please lets not allow our citizens to go to this country, We have heard enough bad stories from the middle east countries and lets not alowe it from happening again and again. Our girls dserve dignity not humility. Stop! Stop! Stop!

    • 5thDrawer

      Embassies can’t do anything outside their own doors … although it seems that some think it is ok to storm an embassy.

  • Maza_123

    There is a tested solution to this never ending sufferings. Let’s learn lessons from Indonesia, which last July completely stopped sending its citizens (maids) to Saudi Arabia as a result of similar mistreatment. This still continues until the time the recipient country gives a full assurance for the respect of the employees. It’s bad that, despite many good Arab people, lots of them everywhere continue to be barbaric. 

  • Maza_123

    There is a tested solution to this never ending sufferings. Let’s learn lessons from Indonesia, which last July completely stopped sending its citizens (maids) to Saudi Arabia as a result of similar mistreatment. This still continues until the time the recipient country gives a full assurance for the respect of the employees. It’s bad that, despite many good Arab people, lots of them everywhere continue to be barbaric. 

  • The ultimate human cruelty against human being!!! Specaily when it happen  to an Ethiopian girl infront of Ethiopian consulate. What a shame ! a government couldn’t defend it own citizen! I have no dout there are so many girls have to go thruogh similar situation if not worest. Please lets not allow our citizens to go to this country, We have heard enough bad stories from the middle east countries and let not alowe it from happening again and again. Our girls dserve dignity not humility. Stop! Stop! Stop!

    • 5thDrawer

      Embassies can’t do anything outside their own doors … although it seems that some think it is ok to storm an embassy.

  • Maza_123

    There is a tested solution to this never ending sufferings. Let’s learn lessons from Indonesia, which last July completely stopped sending its citizens (maids) to Saudi Arabia as a result of similar mistreatment. This still continues until the time the recipient country gives a full assurance for the respect of the employees. It’s bad that, despite many good Arab people, lots of them everywhere continue to be barbaric. 

  • greenland7

    homo sexual Arabs…fa gets …thanks for Israel …u are nothing …tinb ….islam

  • greenland7

    homo sexual Arabs…fa gets …thanks for Israel …u are nothing …tinb ….islam

  • greenland7

    death for Arabs..death for Ethiopian govt and the embassy workers..reside in Lebanon..who enjoined watching their fellow citizen beaten by the barbaric ..ARABS ..fucking  homos   …….DEATH to all Arabs    

  • greenland7

    death for Arabs..death for Ethiopian govt and the embassy workers..reside in Lebanon..who enjoined watching their fellow citizen beaten by the barbaric ..ARABS ..fucking  homos   …….DEATH to all Arabs    

  • greenland7

    The Arabs..due to their oil they got wealth ..they don’t have norms ..they still barbaric ..one thing they are best is killing …abusing people..this arrogant specially the Lebanese and the Saudis  they even sleep with their mothers and sisters …and they are homo sexual …fagots    …arrogant salafits and Wahhabi…go to hell….

    • 5thDrawer

      Greenlanders always have troubled minds and drink more near the end of their ‘long night’ … sad case of not enough ‘full spectrum’ light. Iceland is similar … but there are more girls. 😉

  • greenland7

    The Arabs..due to their oil they got wealth ..they don’t have norms ..they still barbaric ..one thing they are best is killing …abusing people..this arrogant specially the Lebanese and the Saudis  they even sleep with their mothers and sisters …and they are homo sexual …fagots    …arrogant salafits and Wahhabi…go to hell….

    • 5thDrawer

      Greenlanders always have troubled minds and drink more near the end of their ‘long night’ … sad case of not enough ‘full spectrum’ light. Iceland is similar … but there are more girls. 😉

  • getachew_b

    Lebanese like to present themselvees as “Civilized” and educated. They even arrogantly feel superior to other arabs (by mixing french with their arabic). But this video shows they are more brutal mthan the Gadafis! More ignorant than the Saudis!

    • 5thDrawer

      Not that there is anything wrong with knowing a second or third or more language …. you meant to say.

      • getachew_b

        Learn human values Truth, Right conduct, Love, peace, non-violence and respect your fellow human beings. That is civilization.  Pretending you are civilized by throwing a few french words into your arabic doesn’t make you any better than who you are. If you are lebanese you know what I am talking about…

        • 5thDrawer

          D’accord. C’est necessaire å comprend ‘Libertas, Aequalis, Fraternite’ – in all it’s translations. 😉

  • getachew_b

    Lebanese like to present themselvees as “Civilized” and educated. They even arrogantly feel superior to other arabs (by mixing french with their arabic). But this video shows they are more brutal mthan the Gadafis! More ignorant than the Saudis!

    • 5thDrawer

      Not that there is anything wrong with knowing a second or third or more language …. you meant to say.

      • getachew_b

        Learn human values Truth, Right conduct, Love, peace, non-violence and respect your fellow human beings. That is civilization.  Pretending you are civilized by throwing a few french words into your arabic doesn’t make you any better than who you are. If you are lebanese you know what I am talking about…

        • 5thDrawer

          D’accord. C’est necessaire å comprend ‘Libertas, Aequalis, Fraternite’ – in all it’s translations. 😉

  • getachew_b

    I would like to ask that ignorant dude in the video what would he feel if I did that to his sister or his wife? It is sad that suc people still live in the 21st century. He resembles a normal human being in apearance. He even has geans pants on. but he acts as if he is from the ages of slavery… Even worse all the bystanders seem to accept the situation as normal. Obviously such abuse is the norm. No one cared to intervene. What a bunch of ignorant Libanese. No wonder why all they do in that country is kill each other…

  • getachew_b

    I would like to ask that ignorant dude in the video what would he feel if I did that to his sister or his wife? It is sad that suc people still live in the 21st century. He resembles a normal human being in apearance. He even has geans pants on. but he acts as if he is from the ages of slavery… Even worse all the bystanders seem to accept the situation as normal. Obviously such abuse is the norm. No one cared to intervene. What a bunch of ignorant Libanese. No wonder why all they do in that country is kill each other…

  • teresa_Long

    I was in Lebanon and i have witnessed how a supervising lady abuses a cleaning girl in the Hotel. Workers there don’t seem to have any rights thogh the citizens of that country seem to do every thing ti imitate western life style. The one thing they failed to learn from the west is respect for human rights. Not all lebanese are like those men showin in the clip commiting brutal crime against a poor girl in day light while evry one is watching. But it is a society that is not as civilized as it thinks it is… In many ways it is an extension of Syria, though the Libanese don’t want to admit it.

    • 5thDrawer

      Oh Teresa …. the Lebanese are happy to admit it. They are only afraid of being overheard by the Iranians and Syrians in their midst. They know who is quick to pull out a gun.

  • teresa_Long

    I was in Lebanon and i have witnessed how a supervising lady abuses a cleaning girl in the Hotel. Workers there don’t seem to have any rights thogh the citizens of that country seem to do every thing ti imitate western life style. The one thing they failed to learn from the west is respect for human rights. Not all lebanese are like those men showin in the clip commiting brutal crime against a poor girl in day light while evry one is watching. But it is a society that is not as civilized as it thinks it is… In many ways it is an extension of Syria, though the Libanese don’t want to admit it.

    • 5thDrawer

      Oh Teresa …. the Lebanese are happy to admit it. They are only afraid of being overheard by the Iranians and Syrians in their midst. They know who is quick to pull out a gun.

  • teresa_Long

    If these people can do this infront of the Ethiopian Consulate (the country of the girl being drugged into a car against her will) while the public is watching, I can’t even start to imagine what may happen to her whwn no one is watching.
    Organized action through social media us needed to fight such atrosities.

    • 5thDrawer

      How about just ‘the media’ ….. 

  • teresa_Long

    If these people can do this infront of the Ethiopian Consulate (the country of the girl being drugged into a car against her will) while the public is watching, I can’t even start to imagine what may happen to her whwn no one is watching.
    Organized action through social media us needed to fight such atrosities.

    • 5thDrawer

      How about just ‘the media’ ….. 

  • maria_h

    Hi Geo, hope youre doing well……been a bit busy but will check back 🙂

    i cant believe nobody even interfered, what a shame

  • maria_h

    Hi Geo, hope youre doing well……been a bit busy but will check back 🙂

    i cant believe nobody even interfered, what a shame

  • 5thDrawer

    JOIN AND CONTRIBUTE to KAFA and ABAAD.

  • 5thDrawer

    JOIN AND CONTRIBUTE to KAFA and ABAAD.

  • Prophettttt

    Has anyone noticed how the abuser’s face was censored in the video? Dos Lbc think that his identity and privacy should be protected?

    • maria_h

      he is probably a politicians relative

  • Prophettttt

    Has anyone noticed how the abuser’s face was censored in the video? Dos Lbc think that his identity and privacy should be protected?

    • maria_h

      he is probably a politicians relative

  • URGENT,URGENT CALLING EVERY ONE. please consider this idea friends, i know that many of you are NOT ok with the way this woman was abused and would like to do something about it but dont know what.

    although we can not change what happened we can take a stand in the victims corner and show a gesture of kindness and compassion, i have contacted ya libnan staff and they aer open to assisting any way they can to help us with a fund raise to benefit the victim,,, i know many of us are under financial pressure but are able to do something, may i suggest we do something rather than nothing!  let us show the world and this victim that she is alone and not all lebanese are made in the same mold,,,please respond with ideas and a comitment of any kind, it is not right that this sad story ends the way it did .. please help,,,, yes you.

    • 5thDrawer

      JOIN AND CONTRIBUTE to KAFA and ABAAD.

    • teresa_Long

      Organize facebook group, contact “YA LIBANAN” to see if we can get hold of the abused girl and demand justice… Have you watched a recent youtube video by Jasson Russell to catch a notorius warlord in Uganda?
      The new generation is NOT going to allow atrosities against humanity…  Together we can make s difference.

      • thank you teresa and all others for your compassion and outrage,lets keep  this story a live until someone can make the connection between her and the rest of us that care.

    • maria_h

       geo you got a great heart but think about it, when has any funds raised for the poor or less fortunate have made its way to its intended purpose in libon?   by the time that cash makes its way there, the politicians, jamaric, and all corrupt people would have there way with it.

      bien venue a libon

      • 5thDrawer

        Listen to Teresa … Kony 2012 … why not exposure for those who put women under their heels?
        Fight the negativity with positivity. 🙂

      • thanks maria you are right it is unlikely any effort would make its way to her, does she even have a name? i know there are many great organizations that help as 5th sugested but i feel a desperation to let her know that this is about her and her story is a knife in many of our hearts, she needs to know this and i wish someone with resources can keep her story a live untill the cork sucker abuser is exposed and she makes her way safely back to her familly. 

    • Prophettttt

      geo, Your suggestion of fund raising to help this victim shows your kindness ,and the good heart you have. I hope that you would find enough information about this young girl, so that any fund collected is surly going to this girl, instead of some maid office, or some official at her embassy in Beirut. Lebanon is full of wolves that are opportunistic and always willing to benefit at the expense of the misery of others. Good luck, and if you need any assistance, please let me know.
      You’re sending a message to Ethiopians and other foreign workers that this is not the behavior of all Lebanese, and many of us don’t approve of such treatment of other humans.

  • URGENT,URGENT CALLING EVERY ONE. please consider this idea friends, i know that many of you are NOT ok with the way this woman was abused and would like to do something about it but dont know what.

    although we can not change what happened we can take a stand in the victims corner and show a gesture of kindness and compassion, i have contacted ya libnan staff and they aer open to assisting any way they can to help us with a fund raise to benefit the victim,,, i know many of us are under financial pressure but are able to do something, may i suggest we do something rather than nothing!  let us show the world and this victim that she is alone and not all lebanese are made in the same mold,,,please respond with ideas and a comitment of any kind, it is not right that this sad story ends the way it did .. please help,,,, yes you.

    • 5thDrawer

      JOIN AND CONTRIBUTE to KAFA and ABAAD.

    • teresa_Long

      Organize facebook group, contact “YA LIBANAN” to see if we can get hold of the abused girl and demand justice… Have you watched a recent youtube video by Jasson Russell to catch a notorius warlord in Uganda?
      The new generation is NOT going to allow atrosities against humanity…  Together we can make s difference.

      • thank you teresa and all others for your compassion and outrage,lets keep  this story a live until someone can make the connection between her and the rest of us that care.

    • maria_h

       geo you got a great heart but think about it, when has any funds raised for the poor or less fortunate have made its way to its intended purpose in libon?   by the time that cash makes its way there, the politicians, jamaric, and all corrupt people would have there way with it.

      bien venue a libon

      • 5thDrawer

        Listen to Teresa … Kony 2012 … why not exposure for those who put women under their heels?

      • thanks maria you are right it is unlikely any effort would make its way to her, does she even have a name? i know there are many great organizations that help as 5th sugested but i feel a desperation to let her know that this is about her and her story is a knife in many of our hearts, she needs to know this and i wish someone with resources can keep her story a live untill the cork sucker abuser is exposed and she makes her way safely back to her familly. 

    • Prophettttt

      geo, Your suggestion of organizing a fund to help this victim shows your kindness ,and the good heart you have.I hope that you would find enough information about this young  girl, so that any fund collected  is surly going to this girl, instead of some maid office, or some official at her embassy in Beirut. Lebanon is full of wolves who are opportunistic and expert at benefiting from the misery of others. Good luck,and if you need any  assistance, please let me know. 
      I think those of us, Lebanese who are outraged at this abuse, feel a need and obligation to defend all Lebanese who are outraged and  who disapprove of such behavior.We feel that  by helping this victim,we’re sending a message to Ethiopians and other foreign workers that this is not the behavior of all Lebanese,and many of us don’t approve of such treatment of other humans. I think we all , somehow , feel some guilt.

  • Fadi81

    The land of the lawless…we see it here in the street and all the way up in govt…the crooks and bullies rule the land, the oppressors are appeased by those who are just as cowardly as the ones who victimize the weak…everyone wants a radical shift in our politicians, some fresh young free thinking individuals who will represent all lebanese and not just a sect or party….but how??? How will anyone that is bright and positive for Lebanon going to rise up in politics in this atmosphere of poison?  We need to all get behind and support the most moderate and sensible leaders we have, we need to start a shift towards those who respect the rule of law. This shift will create a more secure environment for the free thinkers and for the potential of some new blood, which will help lead and bring all lebanese together. Or we can all just sit and ‘wish’ for better leaders to just pop out of thin air, we can curse all parties that exist and let the country continue on its barbaric path where the weak of society are the victimized, and those who dare speak out also become the victims. It’s not going to happen over night but if we all just support those who support law and order, and those who support a free Lebanon, then eventually we will have an environment that is inviting for a new wave of bright individuals willing to commit their lives to our nation. Lebanon is not hopeless, we lebanese just need to stop acting helpless and stand up with those who speak out against tyranny in all its forms.

    • MekensehParty

      How you ask?
      Khedlak hal mekenseh wou ballish!

      • dagmawi tewodros

        I am totally heart broken by the act of these animals. Rember before some years back when your oil and gold was not discovred you where everywhere and living hand to moth life. Things are changed for the better! That is really good? How do you forget that? How you do this injstic on humanity. It is not difficlu to immage how bull you are. A person who exercise too much power on the powerless is just an animal. You are living on the rule of the jungle at this modern era. We Ethiopian are once a very prower citizen and you know very well our role to florish ‘islam’. How libral and rational people we are. We will chnage the future for the better. Think that when your oil and gold exhust how you going to make a living. You stpoid backward!

  • Fadi81

    The land of the lawless…we see it here in the street and all the way up in govt…the crooks and bullies rule the land, the oppressors are appeased by those who are just as cowardly as the ones who victimize the weak…everyone wants a radical shift in our politicians, some fresh young free thinking individuals who will represent all lebanese and not just a sect or party….but how??? How will anyone that is bright and positive for Lebanon going to rise up in politics in this atmosphere of poison?  We need to all get behind and support the most moderate and sensible leaders we have, we need to start a shift towards those who respect the rule of law. This shift will create a more secure environment for the free thinkers and for the potential of some new blood, which will help lead and bring all lebanese together. Or we can all just sit and ‘wish’ for better leaders to just pop out of thin air, we can curse all parties that exist and let the country continue on its barbaric path where the weak of society are the victimized, and those who dare speak out also become the victims. It’s not going to happen over night but if we all just support those who support law and order, and those who support a free Lebanon, then eventually we will have an environment that is inviting for a new wave of bright individuals willing to commit their lives to our nation. Lebanon is not hopeless, we lebanese just need to stop acting helpless and stand up with those who speak out against tyranny in all its forms.

    • MekensehParty

      How you ask?
      Khedlak hal mekenseh wou ballish!

      • dagmawi tewodros

        I am totally heart broken by the act of these animals. Rember before some years back when your oil and gold was not discovred you where everywhere and living hand to moth life. Things are changed for the better! That is really good? How do you forget that? How you do this injstic on humanity. It is not difficlu to immage how bull you are. A person who exercise too much power on the powerless is just an animal. You are living on the rule of the jungle at this modern era. We Ethiopian are once a very prower citizen and you know very well our role to florish ‘islam’. How libral and rational people we are. We will chnage the future for the better. Think that when your oil and gold exhust how you going to make a living. You stpoid backward!

  • 771414

    Who was behind this stupid business? iit was done by Weyanne appointee Tegadalay Fisseha Afeworki and his gang group such Meskerem employment agency.

  • 771414

    Who was behind this stupid business? iit was done by Weyanne appointee Tegadalay Fisseha Afeworki and his gang group such Meskerem employment agency.

  • Yonhabesha

    We will never forget this barbaric abuses. And we won’t forgive! Only time will answer. May God bless Ethiopia.

  • Yonhabesha

    We will never forget this barbaric abuses. And we won’t forgive! Only time will answer. May God bless Ethiopia.

  • kickarab

    Arabs—-what
    do expect from illiterate desert dogs? God keep Israel to kick Arab ass and destroy
    them to the end. Long live Israel.

    I do not
    understand how Arabs were created. I for sure believe they are created by God
    to show as how humans can go animal.

    LONG LIVE ISRAEL!!!

    • would you like some cheese with that wine? do you feel better now? speaking of animals you are lower than a snakes belly in how you repersent israel , i suggest you learn some class from elblashko or adam ben yoel , god does not listen to you or arabs like  you. the cousin of physical abuse is verbal abuse  and you must be related to the abuser of the ethiopian woman.

    • kamille1

      i thought germans were created by god to show us all how animals act..but then he created isrealis too to show how animals act towards their fellow animals..i hate to disapoint you kickarab, but there is animals of all ethnic background and all these animals have their moment of judgement coming..

    • 5thDrawer

      Go read the story of how the Jews of the ‘Top Hat Club’ treat their women the same way … and attack other people’s kids on the street because they don’t dress in an ‘accepted’ way … then come back and be vile.
      Or better yet, stay away and sulk.

      • teresa_Long

        This is not an Arab – Israel issue, It is about a poor girl bitten and dragged by multiple men while others men and women watched.
        Both the perpetrators and the bystanders should be ashamed of themselves. That seems like a chronic societal problem. It needs to be addressed not defended.

        • 5thDrawer

          Glad it wasn’t me who started the ‘Arab-Israeli’ thing on this one. 🙂

    • dabshaleem

      r yu zioniste mr yu may kick arab ass not lebanon ass mr we kick yu ass manyis times mr

  • kickarab

    Arabs—-what
    do expect from illiterate desert dogs? God keep Israel to kick Arab ass and destroy
    them to the end. Long live Israel.

    I do not
    understand how Arabs were created. I for sure believe they are created by God
    to show as how humans can go animal.

    LONG LIVE ISRAEL!!!

    • would you like some cheese with that wine? do you feel better now? speaking of animals you are lower than a snakes belly in how you repersent israel , i suggest you learn some class from elblashko or adam ben yoel , god does not listen to you or arabs like  you. the cousin of physical abuse is verbal abuse  and you must be related to the abuser of the ethiopian woman.

    • kamille1

      i thought germans were created by god to show us all how animals act..but then he created isrealis too to show how animals act towards their fellow animals..i hate to disapoint you kickarab, but there is animals of all ethnic background and all these animals have their moment of judgement coming..

    • 5thDrawer

      Go read the story of how the Jews of the ‘Top Hat Club’ treat their women the same way … and attack other people’s kids on the street because they don’t dress in an ‘accepted’ way … then come back and be vile.

      • teresa_Long

        This is not an Arab – Israel issue, It is about a poor girl bitten and dragged by multiple men while others men and women watched.
        Both the perpetrators and the bystanders should be ashamed of themselves. That seems like a chronic societal problem. It needs to be addressed not defended.

        • 5thDrawer

          Glad it wasn’t me who started the ‘Arab-Israeli’ thing on this one. 🙂

    • dabshaleem

      r yu zioniste mr yu may kick arab ass not lebanon ass mr we kick yu ass manyis times mr

  • Well I do not expect that much because I know that there is no law in your country! you people are not better than the African Ape..your koran is nothing why do not use it just for a pillow… you have no religion to begin with, ignorant!!

    • Hannibal

      How did you know that this guy in the video was a Moslem? He could be Christian or Durzi or even an atheist. Grow up already!

      • the guy in the video was an ape, i saw a chiquita banana sticker on the bumper of the mercedes.

        • 5thDrawer

          Oh Geo … competition bananas ??? The bastard!

  • Well I do not expect that much because I know that there is no law in your country! you people are not better than the African Ape..your koran is nothing why do not use it just for a pillow… you have no religion to begin with, ignorant!!

    • How did you know that this guy in the video was a Moslem? He could be Christian or Durzi or even an atheist. Grow up already!

      • the guy in the video was an ape, i saw a chiquita banana sticker on the bumper of the mercedes.

        • 5thDrawer

          Oh Geo … competition bananas ??? The bastard!

  • Awet777

    You seem to e worried because an Ethiopian a Philippin  girl was abused in the form of beating and reaping. I AM A WITNESS TO AN ETHIOPIAN GIRL WHO LOST A KIDNEY  TO HER MASTER. I WISH GOD PUNISHES THOSE LEBANESE. How can one kill some body and harvest his/her Organs. I through investigation should be done on the plight of those women.

    • Hannibal

      Stop that bullshit. That is an urban legend which I heard over and over again even here in the U.S. in different forms and themes. First,My research thesis was in Transplantation Immunology and I assure you the odds of finding a kidney that matches your histocompatibility complex within your own siblings are unlikely so how could you have a match between a Lebanese and an Ethiopian? If you transplant that kidney even with immunosuppressive therapy it will reject within days. So stop telling us those stories just to get the spot.

      • 5thDrawer

        Correct Hannibal … but people love to believe, don’t they? Too much work to dig up facts. 🙂
         And the sensational always attracts … a billion daily stories of normal lives are ignored for the one bit of idiocy in the world. It’s how the ‘theorists’ grow their websites. 🙂

        • teresa_Long

          Mr. Drawe, Aren’t we intelligent beings as humans and expected to act normal? I don’t see you expressing any sympathy for the poor defenceless girl being dragged and bitten. When it comes to defending the perpetrators, you are all loud and philosophical. Do you have a mother? a sister(s)? a wife(s)? Would you say the same if the girl in the video was one of them?

        • 5thDrawer

          Dear Teresa … I fail to see where I defended anywhere on here the harmful actions by any on a distraught woman. And my above comment to Hannibal was about the ‘philosphy’ of searching for answers by hearsay. Now you have even confused the intended meaning of the words and mixed it into something of an incomplete story – which has been updated later by another article, and where I have commented on the plight of migrant workers – hopefully with sufficient sympathy.
          As for ‘normal’, I’m not quite sure what that is …. I’ve seen a few different examples, which may not quite fit what you may mean by it. I know what I prefer. (And I don’t just mean the scotch. 😉 But I thank you for reading … I am also unsettled by the video. Yet seek more than the 1-minute blast …

      • teresa_Long

        How do you explain the report on illigal organ harvest in this link? Are you saying it is not done? You are trying to tell us you know a bit about the subject. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/24/illegal-organ-trafficking_n_244686.html

        • 5thDrawer

          Teresa …. The only answer is that the crooks gouge both sides … the loser of the kidney, and the receiver who pays for it all. Hannibal is right.

    • $21082311

       I also heard of an Ethiopian maid who killed her employer! Look I am not saying that any abuse is acceptable by anyone towards any other human being, absolutely NOT. However we tend to comment and judge based on half the story without knowing the whole context of the event. It is a tragedy what is going on these days with the wave of imported maids and all the good and bad that goes with that. However just know that employers at times have their share of stress taking in these unfortunate girls. It is the responsibility of governments to regulate these employment processes. And poverty is what you should hate, it is the sad side of humanity.

      • teresa_Long

        What a hupocrite, You arae complaining with the stress that comes with having a maid. You sound like you are from a different era way far back in the past. Why don’t those people do their own laundry and cooking? I have ben to the country and the work ethics is so low that it is troubling. 

        • $21082311

           You missed my point teresa_Long_ Nose!
          To begin with I am against having any live-in maid I consider it a form of slavery especially the way it is being done in Lebanon. My family do not hire a maid, we do our own laundry and cooking so I am not exercising any hypocrite stand here. And you know what? whatever I don’t have time for this dwelling.

        • dabshaleem

          yu smoke hashish mr 

        • dab are you smoking hashish ? you just called Teresa a mr

        • 5thDrawer

          Geo .. you mean I need to write another lesson ??  🙁 looks like for two .. hehehe)

      • teresa_Long

        What a hupocrite, You arae complaining with the stress that comes with having a maid. You sound like you are from a different era way far back in the past. Why don’t those people do their own laundry and cooking? I have ben to the country and the work ethics is so low that it is troubling. 

      • dabshaleem

        r yu salafite mr

      • dabshaleem

        r yu salafite mr

      • teresa_Long

        You missed my point teresa_Long_ Nose! To begin with I am against having any live-in maid I consider it a form of slavery especially the way it is being done in Lebanon. My family do not hire a maid, we do our own laundry and cooking so I am not exercising any hypocrite stand here. And you know what? whatever I don’t have time for this dwelling.

        Now you turned all defensive and short tempered, No wonder you rushed to the defence of your fellow citizen beating the poor girl. Please educate yourself in civility and respectable behaviors. 

  • Awet777

    You seem to e worried because an Ethiopian a Philippin  girl was abused in the form of beating and reaping. I AM A WITNESS TO AN ETHIOPIAN GIRL WHO LOST A KIDNEY  TO HER MASTER. I WISH GOD PUNISHES THOSE LEBANESE. How can one kill some body and harvest his/her Organs. I through investigation should be done on the plight of those women.

    • Stop that bullshit. That is an urban legend which I heard over and over again even here in the U.S. in different forms and themes. First,My research thesis was in Transplantation Immunology and I assure you the odds of finding a kidney that matches your histocompatibility complex within your own siblings are unlikely so how could you have a match between a Lebanese and an Ethiopian? If you transplant that kidney even with immunosuppressive therapy it will reject within days. So stop telling us those stories just to get the spot.

      • 5thDrawer

        Correct Hannibal … but people love to believe, don’t they? Too much work to dig up facts. 🙂
         And the sensational always attracts … a billion daily stories of normal lives are ignored for the one bit of idiocy in the world. It’s how the ‘theorists’ grow their websites. 🙂

        • teresa_Long

          Mr. Drawe, Aren’t we intelligent beings as humans and expected to act normal? I don’t see you expressing any sympathy for the poor defenceless girl being dragged and bitten. When it comes to defending the perpetrators, you are all loud and philosophical. Do you have a mother? a sister(s)? a wife(s)? Would you say the same if the girl in the video was one of them?

        • 5thDrawer

          Dear Teresa … I fail to see where I defended anywhere on here the harmful actions by any on a distraught woman. And my above comment to Hannibal was about the ‘philosphy’ of searching for answers by hearsay. Now you have even confused the intended meaning of the words and mixed it into something of an incomplete story – which has been updated later by another article, and where I have commented on the plight of migrant workers – hopefully with sufficient sympathy.
          As for ‘normal’, I’m not quite sure what that is …. I’ve seen a few different examples, which may not quite fit what you may mean by it. I know what I prefer. (And I don’t just mean the scotch. 😉 But I thank you for reading … I am also unsettled by the video. Yet seek more than the 1-minute blast …

    • Dani38

       I also heard of an Ethiopian maid who killed her employer! Look I am not saying that any abuse is acceptable by anyone towards any other human being, absolutely NOT. However we tend to comment and judge based on half the story without knowing the whole context of the event. It is a tragedy what is going on these days with the wave of imported maids and all the good and bad that goes with that. However just know that employers at times have their share of stress taking in these unfortunate girls. It is the responsibility of governments to regulate these employment processes. And poverty is what you should hate, it is the sad side of humanity.

      • teresa_Long

        What a hupocrite, You arae complaining with the stress that comes with having a maid. You sound like you are from a different era way far back in the past. Why don’t those people do their own laundry and cooking? I have ben to the country and the work ethics is so low that it is troubling. 

        • Dani38

           You missed my point teresa_Long_ Nose!
          To begin with I am against having any live-in maid I consider it a form of slavery especially the way it is being done in Lebanon. My family do not hire a maid, we do our own laundry and cooking so I am not exercising any hypocrite stand here. And you know what? whatever I don’t have time for this dwelling.

        • dabshaleem

          yu smoke hashish mr 

        • dab are you smoking hashish ? you just called Teresa a mr

        • 5thDrawer

          Geo .. you mean I need to write another lesson ??  🙁 looks like for two .. hehehe)

      • dabshaleem

        r yu salafite mr

      • teresa_Long

        You missed my point teresa_Long_ Nose! To begin with I am against having any live-in maid I consider it a form of slavery especially the way it is being done in Lebanon. My family do not hire a maid, we do our own laundry and cooking so I am not exercising any hypocrite stand here. And you know what? whatever I don’t have time for this dwelling.

        Now you turned all defensive and short tempered, No wonder you rushed to the defence of your fellow citizen beating the poor girl. Please educate yourself in civility and respectable behaviors. 

  • What mesmerize me is that one can hardly find a Muslim or an Arab condemning this kind of act, in case a few popup under this kind of topic they end up either defending Islam, Arabs or crying generalization, if this happens to a Muslim girl or if it is about bashing Israel you will find them out threatening the whole world to slaughter. I wonder how is that their humanity differ from us. 

    • 5thDrawer

      But Bisrat … didn’t you just ‘generalize’ a little too? I don’t think all Muslims regularly beat their wives/daughters/female servants – and most don’t have access to the internet. In fact, most people in the world don’t.
        How this one little story – bad as it is – seems to take on such proportions is beyond me … when we see what is happening in Syria, or Somalia, or any other barbaric place you want to pick … but I suppose it is easier to think of one than to imagine millions … and the one focuses a thought more easily.
      Generalize the thinking to ALL humans … it’s what we strive for.

      • This is not “one little story” but, the tip of the iceberg.

    • Just4alls

      Hi Bisrat, I politely disagree with you as an muslim ethiopian I feel the pain as much as you do. For once all arabs are not muslims.( esp  in lebanon). I completely agree this is non Islamic!!!! And I don’t know how you missed it but this also happen to muslim ethiopian girls in the middle east, unless ofcourse if you don’t consider them ethiopian. The point is not religion or origin. If this happen to any human being in any part of the world It is still wrong. The big question is  am I doing my share? Lets start asking ourselves.

  • What mesmerize me is that one can hardly find a Muslim or an Arab condemning this kind of act, in case a few popup under this kind of topic they end up either defending Islam, Arabs or crying generalization, if this happens to a Muslim girl or if it is about bashing Israel you will find them out threatening the whole world to slaughter. I wonder how is that their humanity differ from us. 

  • What mesmerize me is that one can hardly find a Muslim or an Arab condemning this kind of act, in case a few popup under this kind of topic they end up either defending Islam, Arabs or crying generalization, if this happens to a Muslim girl or if it is about bashing Israel you will find them out threatening the whole world to slaughter. I wonder how is that their humanity differ from us. 

    • 5thDrawer

      But Bisrat … didn’t you just ‘generalize’ a little too? I don’t think all Muslims regularly beat their wives/daughters/female servants – and most don’t have access to the internet. In fact, most people in the world don’t.
        How this one little story – bad as it is – seems to take on such proportions is beyond me … when we see what is happening in Syria, or Somalia, or any other barbaric place you want to pick … but I suppose it is easier to think of one than to imagine millions … and the one focuses a thought more easily.
      Generalize the thinking to ALL humans … it’s what we strive for.

      • This is not “one little story” but, the tip of the iceberg.

    • Just4alls

      Hi Bisrat, I politely disagree with you as an muslim ethiopian I feel the pain as much as you do. For once all arabs are not muslims.( esp  in lebanon). I completely agree this is non Islamic!!!! And I don’t know how you missed it but this also happen to muslim ethiopian girls in the middle east, unless ofcourse if you don’t consider them ethiopian. The point is not religion or origin. If this happen to any human being in any part of the world It is still wrong. The big question is  am I doing my share? Lets start asking ourselves.

  • I thought Lebanese are huamn beings…It is shame to see not only the culprits but also the men who are watching this barbaric event with their suits. We have have unresolved case with our aiplane crash in the same country – where the world lost its citizens. I think we need to say the ‘enough is enough’. 

    • Hannibal

      The people around him were begging him to leave her alone… One man actually said listen to your conscience please leave her be. In a country where the average shmo carries a gun you are putting your life in danger if you do more than that. In every nation though you will find the good, the bad and the ugly… It is universal.

  • I thought Lebanese are huamn beings…It is shame to see not only the culprits but also the men who are watching this barbaric event with their suits. We have have unresolved case with our aiplane crash in the same country – where the world lost its citizens. I think we need to say the ‘enough is enough’. 

    • The people around him were begging him to leave her alone… One man actually said listen to your conscience please leave her be. In a country where the average shmo carries a gun you are putting your life in danger if you do more than that. In every nation though you will find the good, the bad and the ugly… It is universal.

  • Wubshet Assefa

    damn work!

  • damn work!

  • 5thDrawer

    Teresa …. The only answer is that the crooks gouge both sides … the loser of the kidney, and the receiver who pays for it all. Hannibal is right.

  • elsabethz

    it is disturbing to see this shopkeepers abuse our gals.did this guys go to school? no…. they make money thru selling soaps, and sugar and think they are rich…… and abuse this gals. this is really a barbaric act and shows how this people lack the moral and ethical values to respect human

  • elsabethz

    it is disturbing to see this shopkeepers abuse our gals.did this guys go to school? no…. they make money thru selling soaps, and sugar and think they are rich…… and abuse this gals. this is really a barbaric act and shows how this people lack the moral and ethical values to respect human

  • Amine123

    what about putting these people in Jail instead of just talk, corrupt government must go, you simply donot represent the people

  • Amine123

    what about putting these people in Jail instead of just talk, corrupt government must go, you simply donot represent the people

  • 5thDrawer

    Update: Took a couple of weeks …

    March 23, 2012 06:58 PM
    The Daily Star

    BEIRUT: Beirut’s general prosecutor has charged Ali Mahfouz with contributing to and causing the suicide of Alem Dechasa-Desisa, the Ethiopian domestic worker who committed suicide after a widely publicized beating outsider her consulate.
    A judicial source told The Daily Star that Mahfouz was charged Thursday, adding that he is not currently in custody.
    A video released by LBCI earlier this month showed Dechasa-Desisa moaning as a man, later identified as Mahfouz, dragged and forced her into a car. Mahfouz reportedly owns her employment agency.
    Another man helped Mahfouz, as others stood by. According to Ethiopia’s consul general in Lebanon, Asaminew Debelie Bonssa, the incident took place two weeks before it became public on March 8.
    Doctors told Bonssa that Dechasa-Desisa hanged herself using strips of her bed sheets on March 15 while at to Pyschiatrique de la Croix Hospital, known as Deir al-Salib. Police took her to the hospital after the incident.
    Mahfouz has told media outlets that Dechasa-Desisa had previously attempted suicide.

    • i hope justice for mahfouz wont be at STL speed 🙁

      • Prophettttt

        Sadly,That  depends on who He knows.

  • 5thDrawer

    Update: Took a couple of weeks …

    March 23, 2012 06:58 PM
    The Daily Star

    BEIRUT: Beirut’s general prosecutor has charged Ali Mahfouz with contributing to and causing the suicide of Alem Dechasa-Desisa, the Ethiopian domestic worker who committed suicide after a widely publicized beating outsider her consulate.
    A judicial source told The Daily Star that Mahfouz was charged Thursday, adding that he is not currently in custody.
    A video released by LBCI earlier this month showed Dechasa-Desisa moaning as a man, later identified as Mahfouz, dragged and forced her into a car. Mahfouz reportedly owns her employment agency.
    Another man helped Mahfouz, as others stood by. According to Ethiopia’s consul general in Lebanon, Asaminew Debelie Bonssa, the incident took place two weeks before it became public on March 8.
    Doctors told Bonssa that Dechasa-Desisa hanged herself using strips of her bed sheets on March 15 while at to Pyschiatrique de la Croix Hospital, known as Deir al-Salib. Police took her to the hospital after the incident.
    Mahfouz has told media outlets that Dechasa-Desisa had previously attempted suicide.

    • i hope justice for mahfouz wont be at STL speed 🙁

  • 5thDrawer

    Update: Took a couple of weeks …

    March 23, 2012 06:58 PM
    The Daily Star

    BEIRUT: Beirut’s general prosecutor has charged Ali Mahfouz with contributing to and causing the suicide of Alem Dechasa-Desisa, the Ethiopian domestic worker who committed suicide after a widely publicized beating outsider her consulate.
    A judicial source told The Daily Star that Mahfouz was charged Thursday, adding that he is not currently in custody.
    A video released by LBCI earlier this month showed Dechasa-Desisa moaning as a man, later identified as Mahfouz, dragged and forced her into a car. Mahfouz reportedly owns her employment agency.
    Another man helped Mahfouz, as others stood by. According to Ethiopia’s consul general in Lebanon, Asaminew Debelie Bonssa, the incident took place two weeks before it became public on March 8.
    Doctors told Bonssa that Dechasa-Desisa hanged herself using strips of her bed sheets on March 15 while at to Pyschiatrique de la Croix Hospital, known as Deir al-Salib. Police took her to the hospital after the incident.
    Mahfouz has told media outlets that Dechasa-Desisa had previously attempted suicide.

    • i hope justice for mahfouz wont be at STL speed 🙁

      • Prophettttt

        Sadly,That  depends on who He knows.

    • i hope justice for mahfouz wont be at STL speed 🙁