Daniel Berhane

A recruitment agency in Bahrain sparked outrage by offering an “Ethiopian maid” as a prize.

The Bahraini recruitment agency ran the advertisement on the social networking site, instagram, according to reports on multiple Arabic news outlets.

An “Ethiopian maid” is the prize for the winner of the contest to be held in the Ramadan, the fasting season of Muslims, said the advertisement.

The image evidencing modern-day slavery in Bahrain has been temporarily removed due to legal harassment by Amundsen Law Firm, (Madison, WI), who is unwilling to reveal the identity of the parties behind it.
The image evidencing the fact that a Bahraini agency offered an Ethiopian woman as a prize is temporarily removed due to legal harassment by Jennifer Amundsen of Amundsen Law Firm, (Madison, WI), who is unwilling to reveal the identity of the parties behind it.

The announcement provoked condemnation among some Bahraini Twitter users, according to Bahraini media reports.

Some media outlets in the Gulf claimed that the Bahraini government have summoned the agency for questioning and suspended its permit until investigation is concluded.

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