On the 30 September, 2018, Stephen Opuku contacted us from Ghana about his sister, Selina, who had been employed two years previously by Rashed Ghandour and his (now ex) wife, Lena Aad. He wrote, “please i have my sister in Lebanon and she is under going slavery and abuses she want to come back to Ghana. Ever since she left she have not receive anything. her phone has been seized and the passport also we can’t talk to her nor the madam cause the madam has BLOCKED me from talking to her directly.”
We phoned Lena and recorded this conversation with her:
We sent that video to Lena and Rashed on WhatsApp. We asked them to pay Selina her two years salary and send her home. Lena blocked us
but Rashed replied saying his ex-wife was a narcissist and he would get Selina away from her. This he did. However, he sent her home without any payment for her 2 years of forced labor. We had a loooong conversation with Rashed and he made many promises to pay her but never delivered on those promises. In the end, we gave up on him and posted. Part of the conversation with him is pictured in the screenshot.
Selina now has a lawyer and her case will go to the courts. It will probably take a long time. Will she eventually get justice? Watch this space.