Alem Desisa, the Ethiopian lady who was abused by Ali Mahfouz, commits suicide today

Originally published on Hummus For Thought on March 14th 2012.

LBCI reported today that the Ethiopian lady has committed suicide in Deir el Salib. I repeat once more that I, as a Lebanese citizen, want Ali Mahfouz in jail and will not stop before justice is done. It will not stop the daily abuses but it will make it known that the migrant workers that come and work in this country must not be our slaves. For we have slaves and slaves is the only word to describe them. No matter how nice and gentle you are with the migrant worker living in your house, as long as she is not protected by law and as long as she has no voice, she is your slave under the law. And it is time that this racist and disgusting reality disappears.