Indonesian maid accused of poisoning baby escapes Saudi death penalty

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An Indonesian maid charged with murdering the infant son of her employers by mixing rat poison into his milk, has been cleared in court. Despite the ruling the baby's parents are insisting on the death penalty for the maid.
 
Indonesian maid Nurqoyah Bint Marsan Dasan Nuriya, 41, faced the death penalty over charges of murdering four-month old Mishari Al-Bushal, who died in June 2010. The court in Damman ruled that three medical reports did not prove the baby was poisoned and his death may have been due to a genetic condition.
 
Whilst awaiting trial media reports claimed Nuriya had confessed to killing the infant.
 
Outrage followed the recent beheading of Sri Lankan maid Rizana Nafeek in Saudi Arabia. Aspersions were cast on the Saudi legal system along with criticism for authorities in Sri Lanka who stood accused of not doing enough to try to save Nafeek.
 
Authorities in Indonesia though went the extra mile to prevent the execution of Nuriya. Al Saudi Arabia reported "Indonesia created this special task force to protect migrant workers" and employs special attorneys versed in sharia law to fight for the rights of Indonesian migrant workers facing the death penalty.

Nuriya's trial was attended by representatives from the Indonesian Embassy and the Human Rights Commission.
 
In spite of the court verdict the family of Mishari Al-Bushal are insisting Nuriya is sentenced to death. According to the Saudi Gazette the family intend to appeal the court ruling, insisting the maid confessed to the murder of the infant.
 
Tensions remain high between the governments of Saudi Arabia and Indonesia over the issue of migrant workers rights. (digitaljournal)
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  • Ranga Monday, 18 February 2013 10:52 AM

    All the stupid are in government to make it stupid!

    DHA Sunday, 17 February 2013 06:08 PM

    What a world.....

    DHA Sunday, 17 February 2013 06:13 PM

    Haaaa.....and there are many ministers to believe his story....

    mohamed asfar Tuesday, 19 February 2013 09:55 AM

    no qualified people appointed to missions abroad. political stooges rule the missions.

    akashi Monday, 18 February 2013 12:00 AM

    hats off to indonesian authorities for pulling this off......give the right person the right task they will perform....appoint imbeciles for the job like our banana republic you only hear farts....but no results via DM Android App

    Randy Monday, 18 February 2013 06:33 AM

    My friend, before criticize others that did our country men punished the person who issued the fake passport as 21 when she was 16???Even today fake passport issues in our own govt passport office for money.First should clean here before others.You know why we could not get the Rizana's pardon because government could not open mouth and say the Saudi she is minor age and came in genuine passport with fake age details.First questioned and arrest the passport commissioner General if we were to sort out matters like this.

    Rata Haraka Monday, 18 February 2013 06:52 AM

    Now THAT'S how it's done. Ithing apey minissu, thanikara kelinne pissu.

    Farman Monday, 18 February 2013 07:16 AM

    Jamal : Read the sharia law properly before comment on it

    Saliya Wickremasuriya Sunday, 17 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Where is the STUPID SL Government? via DM Android App

    edward Sunday, 17 February 2013 10:46 AM

    Why this article publishing now ,we couldnt work to get our reezana from her death

    Rom Sunday, 17 February 2013 10:51 AM

    Authorities in Indonesia though went the extra mile to prevent the execution of Nuriya !!!!!!!!!! Shame shame shame on you Forign employment bureau of srilanka and the GOV"!!!

    armrizwan Sunday, 17 February 2013 10:53 AM

    Indonesian government is strong enough to put pressure on saudi government for the welfare of their citizens unlike our useless government.

    Publik Abilik Sunday, 17 February 2013 10:54 AM

    While other countries are interested in protecting their citizen's rights, we proved that we are only interested in protecting our Foreign earnings at the cost of their earner's well being. So where's our task force and lawyers versed in the Sharia Law?

    mancini Sunday, 17 February 2013 10:53 AM

    We need a special task force too , to protect our migrant workers !

    manoj Sunday, 17 February 2013 11:11 AM

    This is diplomic dealing . our stupids doesn't understand this way

    azath Monday, 18 February 2013 02:56 AM

    Read the sharia law properly before comment on it. Where is your written law gone in impeachment of the "Former" CJ and so called written laws

    Prasad Monday, 18 February 2013 03:05 AM

    Ya even to protect us in SL....

    A Real Patriot Sunday, 17 February 2013 12:06 PM

    Foreign employment BURUWO with a mongal fellow as its minister.

    Dee Monday, 18 February 2013 08:08 AM

    Told you that God gives his ruling for us all! in this case she has been pardoned. some ridiculed the comment saying racist (they actually dont know the meaning of racism)

    SudhuGemba Monday, 18 February 2013 03:35 PM

    Good for nothing Sri Lankan government...

    Mason Sunday, 17 February 2013 12:31 PM

    The trouble with our government is that it has big mouth, utters lies and opens wide when not needed.
    The women we send to Middle East are fodder to feed the and keep the cabinet of ministers in luxurious life style.

    Jamal Sunday, 17 February 2013 12:35 PM

    Sharia laws were not given by Allah ( An illusion) but by associates of prophet and clerics came after him They are not written ones The judges do not have proper legal education but religious taught. The judge who tries the case in the first court comes for appeal court too. There is no uniformity in judgments. The judges do not follow their own judgments In this case, she did the crime with a motive. Rizana's case was an accident. She was butchered in a cruel manner in the name of religion she was not properly defended.

    anu Sunday, 17 February 2013 12:00 AM

    i m hving proplm wit ma grl via DM Android App

    Justice Seeker Monday, 18 February 2013 03:43 AM

    not another one.

    pahan Sunday, 17 February 2013 01:45 PM

    One minister told in the parliment he would relese rizana.but by that time rizana already got killed.funny minisrer.

    johan Monday, 18 February 2013 08:43 AM

    Our ministers have no time to think about the innocents.
    They are all brain washed only with impeachment of CJ,
    Smell movement of Sarath Fonseka and how to defend in UN
    Human rights council.

    They are heroes only inside Sri lanka

    lord is my savor Monday, 18 February 2013 08:55 AM

    Indonesian is a very powerful country , not like srilanka ,

    Dude Monday, 18 February 2013 05:36 PM

    Yes Pahan ! That was really stupid to hear what that minister had said. It was so sad to hear about Rizana's fate. She would be free today if our ministry had done their duty accordingly BUT all these stupid morons just think of only themselves. Its a crying shame of what this government is doing to the country. You'll will suffer for your sins.

    Dude Monday, 18 February 2013 05:48 PM

    All they do is live in style with our hard earned money. Either change the entire staff OR sad to say Its time we closed down the SLFEB.

    Ranga Monday, 18 February 2013 09:37 AM

    Thailand and Saudi Arabia do not exchange labours and tourists following a break in diplomatic relation over a Thai worker who robbed his Saudi employer.

    Thas Monday, 18 February 2013 09:53 AM

    we have to pay bureau, but SL does nothing, only spending


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