Protesters target Ethiopian consulate over domestic worker abuse

A group of Ethiopian protesters gathered outside the Ethiopian Consulate in Lebanon Sunday, saying their community is ignored and treated with callousness. The group pointed to a recent videotape in which an Ethiopian domestic worker, Alem Dechasa-Desisa, was physically assaulted by a man identified as Ali Mahfouz. The woman was taken to a hospital where […]

Domestic worker abused in video commits suicide in Lebanon

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 […]