Lebanon's local police have disclosed that a small black bag found in the Malla area in the country's capital points at a possible murder of an Ethiopian domestic worker; promising a full investigation into the incident.
The most horrifying news from #Lebanon today:— Luna Safwan - لونا صفوان (@LunaSafwan) April 10, 2021
An Ethiopian woman’s body parts were found in a bag in Beirut this afternoon. This news was confirmed by several outlets and @ARM_Leb added the victim to a long list of murdered migrant workers in the country. pic.twitter.com/fFBWwc3YMO
Hours after a small black bag was noticed with blood traces near a BLOM Bank in the Malla neighborhood of Beirut, police forces closed the area and revealed that the bag contains legs and arms that belong to an Ethiopian woman, believed to be a domestic worker.
Reacting to the shocking scene, social media users widely shared photos of the bag and police members investigating the incident feared to be yet another homicide that took the life of an expat domestic worker hailing from the African continent.
Lebanon: A bag with arms and legs in it has been found in front of a bank in Malla. They appear to belong to an Ethiopian domestic worker. The area is being searched for other bags that could contain the remaining body parts. pic.twitter.com/RdJrnHCjvl— Conflict Zone (@breaking_bre) April 11, 2021
🚫تنبيه TW🚫— Dr.Feminist (@Drfeminist_) April 10, 2021
العثور على حقيبة أمام بنك في بيروت، تحتوي على أشلاء بشرية، ايدي و ارجل. تبين أنها تعود لعاملة منزل إثيوبيا.
A decapitated body (hands and legs) was found in a suitcasr in #Bierut, the body belongs to an Ethiopian domestic worker#AbolishKafala
While the police revealed they have been searching neighboring areas looking for similar bags with the remaining parts.
Meanwhile, online people heavily weighed on the matter, saying that violence against domestic workers should be stopped and that the Kafala system should be abolished, so the lives of about 250,000 migrant workers in Lebanon are protected.
An Ethiopian woman is added today to the list of murdered migrant workers in Lebanon.— Anti-Racism Movement (@ARM_Leb) April 10, 2021
Since April 2020, we know of 14 such murders &this number is only the cases that made headlines. Many other migrant domestic workers suffer abuse behind closed doors by sponsors.#AbolishKafala
According to the Anti-Racism Movement active in Lebanon, at least 14 non-Lebanese domestic workers have lost their lives in the country since April 2020.
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