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Lebanon: Nepali suicide last Sunday in Ashrafieh


Lebanese news website reported last Sunday evening that, according to Lebanese security sources, a Nepalese domestic worker hung herself in her employer’s house in Ashrafieh, a Christian suburb of Beirut. Her employers discovered the body hanging on the kitchen balcony. The Lebanese Red Cross and security forces headed to the location to investigate.

This news came just one day before the Guardian published a report about Lila, a Nepalese who was trafficked into slavery and committed suicide in Lebanon.

Originally posted on Ethiopian Suicides.

الأحد 29 كانون الثاني 2012 – كشف مصدر امني لـ”النشرة” ان عاملة من الجنسية النيبالية أقدمت على شنق نفسها في الأشرفية. وفي التفاصيل انه عند وصول اصحاب المنزل وفتح باب بيتهم في منطقة الأشرفية، فوجئوا برؤية الخادمة منتحرة حيث علُقت نفسها على شرفة المطبخ. وعلى الفور توجه الصليب الأحمر والقوى الأمنية والادلة الجنائية الى المكان للتحقيق مع اصحاب الشقة.

Note from Joey: The Guardian report seemed to suggest that Lila was in fact killed rather than committed suicide.

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