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Eleanore Couture Runs a House of Horror #IAmLensa

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Tortured and beaten repeatedly, two Ethiopian Kefala workers attempted to escape over a second-floor balcony in Jdeide. Both had been locked in the family apartment for months and repeatedly beaten by members of the entire family. Lensa Lelisa is currently in Serhal Hospital, admitted 11 March, 2018. She is suffering from numerous injuries including two broken legs. The second Ethiopian (name unknown) decided not to jump upon seeing how badly injured Lensa was.

The Ajami/Khalil family (who own a well-known haute couture company - http://www.eleanore-couture.com/ ) is severely restricting any contact with Lensa denying access to her family, friends, and the press. The Ajami/Khalil family also refused to allow Lensa to be interviewed alone by Caritas. Having visiting Lensa on one occasion, Caritas failed to insist on interviewing her in private. Lensa is in fear of her life and would not speak of the torture and beatings in the presence of her abusers. The second maid is, potentially, in grave danger and the fear is that she is being severely beaten.

Immediately following the escape attempt on March 11th Lensa and her Ethiopian aunt were able to make a clandestine video/audio recording. However, since March 12, Lensa’s aunt has been denied any further access to her niece. Numerous attempts to contact Lensa and have access to her have been refused by both the Ajami/Khalil family and Serhal Hospital. The Serhal Hospital authorities appear to be complicit in attempting to keep Lensa from getting help or escaping her abusers.

The names of Lensa’s abusers:
Eleanor Ajami, and Alexis, Crystal and Joe Khalil

Names of the victims:
Lensa Lelisa Tufa – Ethiopian national, age 20.
Another Ethiopian national, name unknown (STILL ENSLAVED IN THE AJAMI HOME, BEATEN AND TORTURED - WHO WILL RESCUE HER??).

Update: 3:29 pm 26 March: Lensa has been discharged and taken back to the house of horror. "Doctor's orders".

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