Monday, December 14, 2009

Reflections on the sentencing of a Lebanese for beating her maid

Is it possible that it took a war (the 2006 Israeli war on Lebanon) to catch a sadistic Lebanese woman severely beating her maid, and to bring her to justice? The court relied on eyewitness accounts of what happened in front of the Filipino embassy, the fainting of the maid and the consequent medical reports at the hospital to which she was carried. Can't we have a more normal way to uncover the beating and ill-treatment of foreign maids in Lebanese homes?

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