Thursday, April 19, 2012

Alem suicide highlights sponsorship system’s flaws


Lebanon failed Alem – as it does so many other workers. And now, in a final indignity, her body still lies in the very hospital where she took her own life a month ago. Her husband said he cannot work, as her family has come from another village to wait and mourn. Chadi Mahfouz has said he’s ready to facilitate her repatriation – but there appear to be some bureaucratic hitches. Now Lamesa has one modest request: “I just want her body back.”

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