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Trapped maids face life of abuse in Lebanon

December 18, 2008

Reuters

By Yara Bayoumy

An Ethiopian housemaid lies bandaged in a government hospital after falling from a 12th floor balcony. She says her Lebanese employer pushed her off.

“Madam asked me to hang the clothes. Then she came and pushed me from behind,” the 25-year-old woman told Reuters. Too frightened to let her name be published, she said her employer had frequently threatened and abused her.

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