Sunday, July 15, 2007
Despite all the political turmoil, I maintain that Lebanon is still a lot safer than most other countries in the world.
Heck, there were more suicides than there were murders in the first half of this year.
According to police statistics cited in local newspapers, there were 57 suicides compared to 51 murders in the first half of 2007.
Although a lot of those suicides are probably what I’d call ‘’deaths in custody’’ – foreign domestic maids kept as virtual prisoners who commit suicide to escape - so should be classed as murders.