Stop the torture of our sisters immediately !!! – Tedla Asfaw

October 8th, 2009 Print Print Email Email

Ethiopian young women who traveled to Middle East and Gulf Nations working as maids have increased dramatically for the last two decades. (more…)

Ethiopian young women who traveled to Middle East and Gulf Nations working as maids have increased dramatically for the last two decades. These young women abuse has also increased dramatically, some of them end up dead, rapped and tortured and the video clip of Al Jazerra’s TV, less than five minutes, this week showed one young woman tortured on boiling water by her female boss/master.

Ethiopian Maid burned with boiling water in UAE – Watch the video.

The victim body was totally burned and it seems the lady did not receive adequate medical care. Without Al Jazerra’s professional investigative journalism we would never have known about the suffering of this sister. There are many sisters who are suffering as we speak and it is time for our community to stand with the victims.

Organized protest should start immediately against those countries who allowed this abuse by not taking legal actions against the perpetrators of this crime. This morning I spent few minutes with the media representative of United Arab Emirates(UAE) in Washington DC on telephone to inform her what I saw on Al Jazerra’s clip that is posted on many Ethiopian websites.

The UAE media representative unfortunately has not seen the clip. However, she was disturbed by what I told her. A woman/master doing to another woman/slave who is under total control reminded us the day of slavery which is still fresh in some Arab countries household. They hate towards Ethiopian women most of them Christians might have made things even worst.

Moreover, some of these Arab countries are also “buying” our best women and men athletes to run for them. Our big athletes are also running for big prize in these Arab countries. All of them have responsibly to use their star power to come out and speak against the abuse of Ethiopian women which is rampant in the Arab land.

The diaspora Ethiopians power to expose this crime and call for justice can make big difference and I urge every Ethiopian to come out and protest by calling and writing to the UAE embassies all over the world immediately. For those who are in USA they can call 202-243-2448, media representative of UAE, and registered their anger and call for those who did the crime to be punished .

  1. Anonymous
    | #1

    ዪቺ ዓረመነ ናት መከሰስና መታሰር አለባት እስዋ ብቻ ሳትሆን የላካት ሰው የበለጠ መከሰስ ያለበት ምክንያቱም ዝምብለው ለገንዘብ ብለው
    የትም ይልክቸውና እንደዚህ ግፍ ያሰሩባቸዋል ይሂ የግፍ ግፍ ስለሆነ የመጀመርያ ተጠያቂ የላካት ደላላ መሆን አለበት ዪህንንም
    መንግስት ተከታትሎ ለፍርድ ማቅረብ አለበት ::

  2. Haqq
    | #2

    While all this tragedy is going on in the UAE, what is the so-called Ethiopian Consulate situated in Dubai doing about the gross abuse of Ethiopian citizens.

    The Consul-general and the key staff at the Ethiopian Consulate in Dubai should be dismissed as they are not worth all the money they receive from the poor Ethiopian tax payers.

    Where is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the honourable Minister Seyoum Mesfin?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Making great speeches at the UN in New York has no meaning if the Minister does not even have the capacity to protect the interests of Ethiopian citizens. Why doesn’t the Minister learn a lesson from other countries such as the Phillipines who will not allow their nationals to be abused by any country anywhere.

    Shame on you!

  3. Sami
    | #3

    Meles, don’t you think what you have been doing in the last 40 years has a lot to do with this and all other Ethiopian’s agony? I know you will burn in hell forever and your sole will feel our people’s pain.

  4. ETHIOPIAN from Boston
    | #4

    Commentator 1 and 2 both of you did not get the point. Commentator n0.1 is wrong to accuse the broker in Addis Ababa because he has no control events that took and is taking place. The real responsible person and the beneficiery of this international business is the government itself. Why> because those young women were sold for profit by the government agents who pretend as a private broker but the money goes to those in power.

    Commentator No. 2 has some points to be heared and credited but still lack the information as to who send those women and who benefit from such lucrative market . Still the government is the prime enemy to those who are suffering. MORE IMPORTANTLY< IT IS WRONG TO CALL SEYOUM MESFIN A “HONORABLE” PERSON because he neither took any action against his agents in the embassy or make a threat to call back home its embassy at the hosting country. Had the women who are suffering in the hands of the Arabs were member of or relative to any opposition party members, the government of Weyane would ask extradiction but in this case they did not and they do not care.

  5. Yonas
    | #5

    Dear Tedla,
    Stop-talking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! work very hard to change the poverty this is your responsibility and obligation. People are living the country because of poverty and the inhabitable nature of the country they have no other option. So in my opinion poverty is our No 1 enemy we have to unify to come out this.

  6. shelle
    | #6

    only on this issue I agree with you Mr. Tedla Asfaw. Lets intensify our concern for our sisters in the Arab world.

  7. ቢኪላ
    | #7

    የወገን ስቃይ የሚያሳስበው ሁሉ ሊረባረብ ይገባል። በጣም ወቅታዊ!!!!

  8. Kasu
    | #8

    It is one of many touching story coming out from the Middle East.I think we should not surprise at all when we go to Markato,in Addis,and see how many of our sisters waiting shipped to the Middle East.First of all,we should ask or demand independant oranisations to investigate the shipment of our sisters begining from Ethiopia to the Middle East.We should demand stop shipping Masters,and expose the world that what is going on to our sisters.Let’s ask ourselves do the Ethiopian regime has to give green light to our sisters to go to Middle East becuase of the pretext of poverty.They,the regime,should stop that.Their should be investigative report on this matter and stop the agony of our sisters.I can’t send my brother or sister ,just to get money, in the wild,and it is simple as that.

  9. temlkach
    | #9

    Yonas, open your eyes if you are one of the jungle men servant. The problem is the jungle rule and the jungle men who can’t get civilized in 18 years. The jungle rule the main rule of the country for the last 18 years and the poverity is their income source and their power existence depends on poverty.

    Ger rid of the jungle men to get rid of poverty and all the problems.

  10. Jegnaw
    | #10

    In order to stop the abuse and toruture of our sisters by our Arab enemies, Ethiopians need to do the following:

    (a)Until you get rid of the regime that obviously cares little for its citizens, boycott goods and services being sold by TPLF companies;
    (b)Expose and bring to justice the agents who sell our innocent girls to the uncivilized and cruel Arabs;
    (c)Work hard to bring about democracy and economic development in Ethiopia as the underlying causes for the expanding migration of Ethiopians to other countries are oppression and poverty;
    (d)Call on international organizations such as ILO, HRW, etc. to act on the gross abuse of female employees in the Middle East;
    (e)Help, financial and in all other manners, those welfare organizations established to assist those Ethiopians suffering in the Middle East.

  11. Qum-Neguer
    | #11

    Dear Jegnaw,

    Thank you for the excellent suggestions. Two more practical ideas:

    Boycott all goods from Dubai! This will definitely catch Dubai (UAE) government’s attention!

    Oppose the Eth regime’s decision to sell Ethiopian land to the Arabs (for so-called “investment” purposes which are actually one of TPLF’s corrupt practices).

  12. Yohannes
    | #12

    I am really saddened about our sister who are suffering as we speak.However,when it comes to abusing a domestic worker we are the #1 on the list.Our domestic workers are the most abused human being in the world.Let us stop the blaming game and start to clean our own backyard and then maybe we can stop this kinds of tragedy from happening again.

  13. alemu
    | #13

    The Consul-general and the key staff at the Ethiopian Consulate in Dubai should be dismissed as they are not worth all the money they receive from the poor Ethiopian tax payers.

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