Cases of Kafala Abuse in Lebanon.

Abike claims Colonel Abbas threatened to kill her if she didn’t sign a paper forfeiting her salary. She described him as telling her “he can not give me my money, that he has already bought me from Najah as a slave.”

Cynthia said she’d pay Eyah at the end of her contract. She “gave her a handful of dollars at the airport”. Turns out that handful was $3452 short.

Farouk Khoder enslaved Salmo for 10 yrs. His lawyer says she was “a member of the family”. If so, why didn’t Farouk put the lawyer’s fee toward her salary?

Glory’s employer, a judge, was refusing to release her at the end of her contract. One text message later and she was on her way home with her full salary.

On the surface, Richard Khoury and Rana Germanos appear to be outstanding citizens as co-owners of the prominent George Shop hair salon. Few outside their immediate family know about the ten years of horrendous treatment they’ve subjected their domestic worker to.

Bilal Khalil was detained for the death of an Ethiopian worker. He’s accused of operating a torture room out of his office. No wonder Isha was scared for her life.


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