For 25 years Sahar has been living in fear. From the beginning of her relationship with her husband, she knew something was very wrong. He was intensely jealous, self-centred and would lash out at her for no apparent reason. He and her family refused to let her end the relationship, however. She felt trapped and […]
Last week, a video surfaced online showing an Ethiopian maid in Lebanon being beaten and dragged. In the distressing footage, the woman is kicked, verbally abused and then dragged into a car, allegedly owned by the man who runs the agency that employed her.
The Ethiopian consulate in Lebanon has filed a lawsuit against Ali Mahfouz, the man who was caught on tape beating domestic worker Alem Dechasa outside her consulate.
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, sparked outrage by showing a man, Ali Mahfouz (pictured on right), abusing Alem Dechasa as she cried on a street outside the […]
The recent, disturbing video of an Ethiopian woman who was violently mistreated outside the Ethiopian embassy in Lebanon, appears to have caught the Lebanese media and authorities by surprise.
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.
Five women who were part of Muammar Gaddafi’s elite team of female bodyguards have reportedly claimed they were raped by the deposed Libyan leader.