Free Halima, Slave in Lebanon
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Halima is from the Philippines and has been a slave in Lebanon since August, 2007. She sent home one payment and made one phone call, then disappeared. She has a husband and three daughters who are begging for her return. But her slaveholders are a very prominent Lebanese family (Ibtissam Saade and Ali el Khatib) and are refusing to release her. Halima's 'madam' is a parliamentary candidate and a 'defender of women's rights'! Her Facebook page has pictures of her with the current and two former Lebanese presidents. Halima's husband found out about our website (https://thisislebanon.org and https://www.facebook.com/ThisIsLebanon961/) in June this year and wrote to us. Despite making Halima's case public, she remains locked in the house. The family say she is happy but refuse to let anyone speak to her. Let's get as many signatures as possible to place pressure on the family who think they are beyond the law. Maybe then the Lebanese government will take action. $50,000 for Halima and prison for the elKhatibs.
Listen to Halima's sister plea for help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZNdnwfYkc4
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