Man Who Beat Ethiopian Domestic Worker Alem Dechassa Charged With Contribute to Her Death

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BEIRUT: Beirut’s general prosecutor has charged Ali Mahfouz with contributing to and causing the suicide of Alem Dechasa-Desisa, the Ethiopian domestic worker who committed suicide after a widely publicized beating outsider her consulate.

A judicial source told The Daily Star that Mahfouz was charged Thursday, adding that he is not currently in custody.

A video released by LBCI earlier this month showed Dechasa-Desisa moaning as a man, later identified as Mahfouz, dragged and forced her into a car. Mahfouz reportedly owns her employment agency.

LBCI identifies the man who abused the Ethiopian domestic worker

LBCI identifies the man who abused the Ethiopian domestic worker

Another man helped Mahfouz, as others stood by. According to Ethiopia’s consul general in Lebanon, Asaminew Debelie Bonssa, the incident took place two weeks before it became public on March 8.

Doctors told Bonssa that Dechasa-Desisa hanged herself using strips of her bed sheets on March 15 while at to Pyschiatrique de la Croix Hospital, known as Deir al-Salib. Police took her to the hospital after the incident.

Mahfouz has told media outlets that Dechasa-Desisa had previously attempted suicide.

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Tewodros March 23, 2012 - 9:02 pm

that person, who drag her on street. he is a cause of the suicide for that innocent girl. she feed his family, she let him human being, and a man by using her shoulder why he drag her? why he abuse her? finally she let her die, kill her self. how many of live with this crime? how many of them proud of him. for which god he was praying, who is his religion leader? who are they his freinds?

Seberom April 5, 2012 - 8:03 am

How can be certain she committed suicide? No evidence! As my belief, the doctors/nurses of the hospital conspired with the person who beaten her to kill her. Because he is afraid she will disclose his shameful deeds.


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