This is from the group.
Three weeks ago, an Ethiopian girl from Riyadh contacted us through our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/EthioRevolution2011
) and left her contact information. We called her right away because her message seemed urgent. When she told us the story, we could not believe it. She began her story by telling us that she went to a place to visit her friends. She saw six Ethiopian girls who had gone mad and one girl who was blinded by her employer. She asked some of the people around about the girls and what had happened to them. They said that these women were abused and neglected. One of the girls who seemed to have gone mad, used to work for a Saudi police officer as a house maid. One day, he came home with his 5 officer friends; they raped and beat her over and over again. Since that night, her behavior completely changed and she is showing signs of great distress and mental illness. She is only 17 years old.
It would be complete ignorance and stupidity to think that such atrocities are isolated incidences and uncommon. We have heard about numerous cases like these and even far worse. The statistics are clear as well. This is torture of innocent Ethiopian women by barbaric Arabs on a very large scale. Yet, our equally barbaric regime has made agreements to export 45,000 Ethiopian women per month to Arab countries as slave maids.
What are they? Cattle? Where is the humanity? We, as Ethiopians, have not done nearly enough to stop this mass torture and murder and so we are equally to blame. We are completely bogged down in old politics and political bickering. I'm blaming me! I'm blaming you. Yes, you, the one who is reading this story and not doing anything about it.
Three days after our first contact in Riyadh told us this story, we contacted her again and this time, she was with two friends, a guy and a girl. We asked them to return to the place and take pictures or video if possible and send it to us. We received this video yesterday from another source. We are not sure if this is the same place and the same girls, but I think the video shows everything we needed to see. Hopefully, they will be sending us new videos and audio files soon.
I'm ashamed as an Ethiopian because we couldn't help our people when they were killed and treated like this. These girls are driven by poverty to work in these countries and are given the promise that they will be paid well. They have absolutely no clue about the sad and dangerous life that awaits them in Arab countries and our regime does everything to hide the truth in order to profit. If a government treats its own people like cattle, why would foreigners with no morals feel obliged to treat them like humans?
They wouldn't treat an american or a citizen of other countries like this because there are consequences. The problem is that there are no consequences for beating and raping and treating ethiopians like that in the Middle East.
We Ethiopians MUST wake up, take initiative and care for each other because no one else is looking out for our best interest.
With great regret and sadness,