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አቤት የአረብ ጭካኔ! Kuwait Employer Filmed Ethiopian Maid Falling From 7th-Floor Window Instead Of Helping

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on March 31, 2017

ወዮላችሁ እነዚህን እርግሞች የምትረዱና ከእነዚህ የዲያብሎስ ልጆች ጋር የምትተባበሩ፤

ወዮላችሁ! ወዮላችሁ!!!

The video circulating on social media drew shocked responses and outrage.

The video of an Ethiopian domestic worker begging her employer for help as she is about to fall from a 7th floor window has sparked outrage in the affluent Gulf country.

The maid was filmed holding on to a window frame with one hand as she cries for help. “Hold me, hold me” she is heard saying, as reported by Al-Arabiya. The employer, who is filming the scene replies: “Crazy, come” but does not help the woman – who can be seen losing her grip and falling, you can also hear her hitting the roof of a building beneath her with a loud thump.

While the video then cuts to black, another video shows the Ethiopian woman being helped down by rescuers.

She survived the fall from the building in Sabah al-Salem, a suburb of Kuwait City near the airport, but reported multiple fractures, according to the Kuwait Times.

A lawyer, Fawzia al-Sabah, announced she will file a complaint with the public prosecutor against the maid’s employer for failing to provide help.

The video, circulated on social media using the hashtag “the fall of the Ethiopian”, drew shocked reactions of viewers who condemned the “inhumanity” of the employer who is failing to act to help the maid.

Human rights organisations have been advocating for years for better conditions for domestic workers in Gulf countries such as Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Oman, reporting abuses, exploitations and slave-like conditions.

“Migrant domestic workers are victims of a discriminatory system that denies them basic protections and leaves them open to exploitation and abuse including forced labour and human trafficking,” Audrey Gaughran, Amnesty International’s global issues director, said commenting on a 2014 report on the exploitation of domestic workers in Qatar.



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