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Ethiopia: UN urges Lebanon to investigate the death of Ethiopian woman

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04/03/12

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Ethiopia: UN urges Lebanon to investigate the death of Ethiopian woman

Ethiopia: UN urges Lebanon to investigate the death of Ethiopian woman

Source: Al Jazeera

Alem Dechasa, an Ethiopian national working as a housemaid in Lebanon, committed suicide after being beaten in Beirut.

UN human rights experts urged the Lebanese government to investigate the death of an Ethiopian housemaid who commited suicide a few days after she was beaten by a man in Beirut.

Alem Dechasa, 34, hung herself with a bed sheet on March 14 at a psychiatric hospital east of Beirut, where she had been taken by police after the February beating that was aired on Lebanese television.

"Like many people around the world I watched the video of the physical abuse of Alem Dechasa," said Gulnara Shahinian, the UN expert on contemporary forms of slavery, in a statement on Tuesday.

"I strongly urge the Lebanese authorities to carry out a full investigation into the circumstances leading to her death," she added.

UN officials including anti-torture rapporteur Juan Mendez, migrant expert Francois Crepeau, rapporteur on violence against women Rashida Manjoo as well as a member of the working group on discrimination against women, Kamala Chandrakirana, echoed the call.

They also demanded that results of the investigation be made public.

The video footage showing a man dragging Dechasa by the hair and kicking her outside Ethiopia's consulate had sparked national outrage.

The man owned the employment agency that recruited the Ethiopian woman, according to local news reports.

Shahinian said the footage "reminded me of the many migrant women workers I met in Lebanon during my official visit to the country" in October 2011.

"Women who had been victims of domestic servitude told me they had been under the absolute control of their employers through economic exploitation and suffered physical, psychological and sexual abuse," she said, calling on the Lebanese government to enact legislation to protect the 200,000 domestic workers in the country.

"States are under an obligation to ensure the realisation of the right to truth about violations in order to end impunity and promote and protect human rights and provide redress to victims and their families," she said.

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Comment from: Jeylan [Visitor]
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Jeylan

What about ethiopian gov. ? Not conerned about his citizen ? ethiopia Must be First to ask how the tragedy Take Place
By the Way there is Donation Project started on www.donation-and-fundraising.com please Support this poor Family and children.
Here is the link http://donation-and-fundraising.com/projects/help-alem-dechasas-kids-and-family1/213

04/04/12 @ 00:21
Comment from: Seleme [Visitor]
Seleme

Not only in Lebanon also in NORWAY!

SHAME ON YOU LEBANON!!!!!

SHAME ON YOU NORWAY!!!!!!

SHAME ON YOU NORWAY!!!!!!

SHAME ON YOU NORWAY!!!!!!


04/04/12 @ 02:12
Comment from: Ema [Visitor]
Ema

Where is the consulate general I never heard anything he comment since this tragedy happened did he swallow his thong, he can’t say anything??? He himself should resign from his job, how come he can live and sleep peacefully after he fails to support one poor mother? ????

04/04/12 @ 02:40
Comment from: C'est moi senait [Visitor]
C'est moi senait

As we speak, Azeb agency export hundreds of young women to Arabs. It is called ECE. Ethiopia commodity exchange run by that shabia troje hore Helen .

04/04/12 @ 03:05
Comment from: adure [Visitor]
adure

Jeylan,

Melese Zembawi and his co. mafia groups do not care about Alem. They are working hard how to destroy mamma ETHIOPIA.

Down with woyanne looters!

04/04/12 @ 03:19
Comment from: Heny [Visitor]
Heny

Jeylan,
Dude, leave the Ethiopian government alone.Should Ethiopia tell Jeylan what Ethiopia is doing with regards to this sad incident? Ethiopia has already asked strongly for the investigation of the crime. Should Meles send an army and invade Lebanon?

04/04/12 @ 04:28
Comment from: Shame on ethiopia [Visitor]
Shame on ethiopia

Old Crimes, Same Suffering: No justice? “The government, has still to show its willingness to adopt and implement the commitments,Local institutions need resources and guidance from central government to provide direct assistance to the women.

04/04/12 @ 05:11
Comment from: Gragn Ahmed [Visitor]
Gragn Ahmed

This is the most rediculous press release the UN has done. Although no one is interested to see death even to those who caused millions of Muslim deaths to Ethiopia, this is not a UN issue at all and does only show some conspiracy at this high level of international organization. It is better for UN to stay neutral and not even take some personal problems or events to make agenda and make it international agenda. This really betrays Ethiopians and Muslims in general who are crying for help but never get any such international attention. Why not bring the inhumane treatment of Axum Muslims, their lack of access to public worship? Why would any one be denied even to get buried in their own country? What UN law does this go with?

I am ashamed to see and hear this.
Has UN condemned the forceful conversion of Ethiopian Muslims from Lebanon imported cultish religion? How many Muslims are being jailed, abused and incarcerated in prison? What kind of law is that bans Muslim Ethiopian organization from being permanent religious organization?

04/04/12 @ 08:38
Comment from: Ethiopiawinet [Visitor]
Ethiopiawinet

Gragn why you blame UN. It’s you and the 65% population of contemporary Ethiopian(moslems’) fault.
Axum (and northrn Ethiopia) case should be brought up to the UN and see what would they say instead of embarking on coptics here. The coptic will never treat you as equal because their debtras teach them hate on Islam out of envy.

Watch videoson Ytube how Pentes infilterated deep into moslem Ethiopian territories specially Jimma and bribe the poopr children. They put them in a room and make them scream, jump, sing and then feed them. They raped their religion, their identity, their humanity and their places. What else you expect more than this crime in this life. Imagine if moslems do this to them in our area.
If this backward coptics are true Ethiopian then they will raise their voice against this blunder and hainous craime.
Aren’t they advocate freedom, justice, equality by condmining Woyane and yet they give blind eye to their own tribes crime against majority Ethiopians.


04/04/12 @ 11:04
Comment from: melabelu [Visitor]
melabelu

The Ethiopian Government ( Maheberawe Goudaye Mnister) need to investigate Human traffickers the so called agencies!!
Stop Human Trafficking Now!!

04/04/12 @ 12:13
Comment from: Melabelu [Visitor]
Melabelu

It is about time the UN issued a press release. Human trafficking is a global problem.
Religion has nothing to do with a beating of a women. I do not know a religion that says beat a women to death or kill another human being.
Stop Human Trafficking Now!!

04/04/12 @ 12:32
Comment from: melabelu [Visitor]
melabelu

Rest in Peace Alem.

04/04/12 @ 12:36
Comment from: Gondar [Visitor]
Gondar

Ethiopia: UN urges Lebanon to investigate the death of Ethiopian woman

what is so called UN fake organization USA puppet !

Before all respect basic human right and immediately cancel the cession clause decision which was taken BY UN against Ethiopian refugees in 2000,

04/04/12 @ 13:48
Comment from: yehuna [Visitor]
yehuna

I have a tiny advice for you Mr. Ambassador in Lebanon.
(do not curse me and say what the #@%$…)
what the hell you are doing there? If you can not do a thing(as obvious) please do not give interview or put your sorry #$% on the net and act as you care.
Let others find a win win solutions for our sisters back there. You are only watching your back mennnnnnn.
Why are you collecting money from our sisters? For what service?
taxation with out representation?.

one little example: The Swedish journalists who are in prison did not ‘enter’ Ethiopia with visa. But, Their Embassy is their defense irrespective of their case.
Do you know why?
You guessed it wrong. They are not doing this because they are wealthy.(I can read a people like a book!!!)
And the Philippine Embassy….

Our Ambassador…

They are working for the country, the people.

04/04/12 @ 15:13
Comment from: WE LOVE TIGRAY PEOPLE: [Visitor]
WE LOVE TIGRAY PEOPLE:

@GRAGN AHMED

Aspiring islamists like you will be hunted down in Ethiopia.Muslims in Ethiopia are enjoying thier freedom that was GIVEN TO THEM BY THE SACARIFICE OF TIGRAY PEOPLE.

Fanatic ISLAMISTS LIKE YOU should never have a PLACE IN THIS WORLD.YOU SHOULD BE CHASED OUT FROM EVERY CONTINENT OF THE UNIVERSE.

In Ethiopia you will never be allowed to spread your 16th century GARBAGE OUTDATED ISLAMISTS TEACHING IN OUR ANCIENT COUNTRY.

If you are not happy with ethiopia religous tolerance GET THE HELL OUT OF OUR COUNTRY AND GO BACK TO YOUR FUCKEN DESERT CAMEL HERDING COUNTRY.

ETHIOPIA (TIGRAY PEOPLE) or the king at that time by the name of ARMAHA whom was an ETHIOPIAN ORTHODOX gave you refuge AND saved your religon.Ever since then instead of paying back to the Ethiopia Othodox church,Ethiopia people,mainly the TIGRAY PEOPLE you have continued to under mine the ANCIENT COUNTRY OF ETHIOPIA.

Ungreatiful aspiring ISLAMISTS like you WILL BE DEALT IN THE FUTURE ETHIOPIA.No Foreign Religious should be allowed to roam around Ethiopia without being Checked.

In your spirtiual country saudi arabia and other muslim countries women are treated like animals,slaves and toys.While the men like you gets the chance to sleep with prostiutue,drink alcohol,gamble with out fear of GOD.

In so called your muslim countries let alone for christians,jews to build a place of worship ,they are not even allowed to be seeing wearing cross necklace.

Having said that the VAST MAJORITY OF ETHIOPIA MUSLIMS are proud and GREATIFUL OF TIGRAY PEOPLE/ETHIOPIANS.And soon or later they will EXPOSE DIRTRY ASPIRING ISLAMISTS LIKE YOU TO THE PUBLIC.

FROM:*WE LOVE TIGRAY PEOPLE*

04/04/12 @ 16:06

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