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Lebanon: Suicide of an Ethiopian Domestic Worker in Tyr

On November 16, 2011

According to Lebanon's National News Agency, an Ethiopian worker, Janet M. K., hung herself today using a laundry rope from the ceiling of the house of her employer in Bazourieh in Tyr, South Lebanon.

This suicides comes one day after CNN produced a damning report on abuse of domestic workers in Lebanon. In this report, Nadim Houry from human rights watch quotes the Ethiopian ambassador who had told him: "I'm no longer running an embassy here. I'm running a morgue".