Lebanon: Ethiopian domestic worker shot dead with a hunting rifle

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Sep 22 2010

Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar reported today the death, last Monday (20 September) of an Ethiopian worker in Lebanon, who was shot dead in the face with a rifle, in Zogharta. Her employer, Saad 'A., was arrested and claimed that he had asked her to carry his hunting rifle into the house after a round of shooting for fun outside the house. And while carrying the rifle, a shot was accidentally fired which killed the Ethiopian domestic worker.

Al-Akhbar quoted policy reports that the employer will be charged with criminal neglect, not more. The name of the Ethiopian domestic worker was not put in the report.

Originally posted on http://ethiopiansuicides.blogspot.com/

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