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Sentenced maid Saudi: SL hires lawyers to file appeal

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The Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau has hired lawyers to file an appeal on behalf of the Sri Lankan maid, who has been sentenced to death by stoning in Saudi Arabia.

Spokesman for the Bureau Upul Deshapriya, told the Reuters that the bureau had called on the Saudi Arabian government to pardon the woman.  
   
The Sri Lankan maid has been sentenced to death by stoning in Saudi Arabia for adultery but her partner with whom she had an affair is sentenced 100 lashes according to Sharia law.

“She has accepted the crime four times in the courts,” Deshapriya said.

The Bureau stated that the Saudi Court has ordered that the man, a bachelor be whipped as punishment.

"The appeal is going on".

However, a Ministry official said that the Sri Lankan Embassy in Saudi Arabia had contacted the Saudi authorities to ascertain whether there would be a possibility of reconsidering the verdict.

Oil-rich Saudi Arabia follows Sharia Law, with a wide range of crimes such as adultery, drug smuggling and witchcraft all carrying the death penalty. Stoning, a form of execution where a group throws stones at a person buried waist or chest deep in the ground until they are dead, is still carried out in parts of the Muslim world.

Saudi Arabia is also planning to execute 55 other people convicted of terrorism. Foreigners, mostly guest workers from poor countries, are particularly vulnerable as they typically do not know Arabic and are denied adequate translation in court, Amnesty said. In 2013, another Sri Lankan maid was beheaded in Saudi Arabia for killing an infant, despite repeated appeals by Sri Lankan government against her death sentence.
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  • sami Sunday, 29 November 2015 04:06 PM

    You prefer rapists and thugs running the country then?

    Wesley Sunday, 29 November 2015 05:41 PM

    Seems some people underestimate value of a human lives. Some are trying to justify this unfortunate verdict referring various incidents. As per one of the comments someone is justifying that this punishment is reasonable and negligible compare to killing their wives by husband due to sudden anger, argument or illicit affairs. I would like to mention that the reader should not misunderstand that few isolated cases of accident event and this should not be mixed together. First of all any kind of killings are not going to be accepted by any civilized society. I wonder the guy who comments such has mother or not?

    Hari Sunday, 29 November 2015 06:28 PM

    flag up for your comment

    Angel Sunday, 29 November 2015 10:16 AM

    PLEASE STOP sending maids to foreign countries. Encourage them to join the work force in SL to preserve their families and their own dignity!

    iemerald Sunday, 29 November 2015 10:28 AM

    no point. the blood lust of the saudis is too great. they live in the dark ages but like the mod cons.there is no redemption for these savages.

    Joseph Fernando Monday, 30 November 2015 04:50 AM

    First, Sri Lanka should recall their ambassador as he seems to be working for the Saudi Gov. instead of Sri Lankan gov. This guy seems to approve the barbaric customs in the name of religion and adores the savagery. He has forgotten his duties which are to protect, serve and safeguard Sri Lankan citizens and their interest. This nincompoop politically appointed clown should learn a lesson or two from the experienced diplomats. Here is a video article of human rights violations from Saudi Arabia which demonstrates how uncivilized bunch of savages in charge of ruling the kingdom:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfvnjulS5ygAll citizens of Sri Lanka should rally and protest in front of this so called ambassador’s house and in front of the Saudi embassy in Sri Lanka. These medieval representatives and savages should have not be given any place of civilized work.

    Coconut Republic Sunday, 29 November 2015 10:51 AM

    Agreed

    Lanka Monday, 30 November 2015 04:15 PM

    East already under shariaDeforestation taking place here.

    fair n square Sunday, 29 November 2015 11:04 AM

    If sending them is out of necessity and is a MUST educate them of consequences...When in Rome..do as a Roman does should be taught to our workres...few minutes joy leads to unbelievable situations...wonder who pays the lawyers fees... via DM Android App

    rise Sunday, 29 November 2015 11:31 AM

    didnt get this do how come this guys can gave 7 women and everyone else have to stick to one. glad the west is running this world so at least our basic needs and feelings are protected. via DM iOS App

    Rajeev Sunday, 29 November 2015 11:28 AM

    ok then Arabs will face our law in lanka, i think of slapping high profile arabs when they enter our country and face charges according to our SL law.How much it will cost me if i just slap, no visible injury : i will pay the fine, no issues,.the Arabs think with their money they can do anything!cut heads and stone and kill our girls,. anyhow is she a muslim !

    Wesley Sunday, 29 November 2015 12:54 PM

    The clock is ticking, Why to wait ., Kindly published this article every nook and Kenney in the world. Try to get help from those countries which may able to raise a voice on behalf of her Specially from the UK, USA, Canada, Germany, France, Australia, RUSSIA ,China, Switzerland, New Zealand or any other governments. Appeal as a group from Saudi King to release this innocent poor woman (mother or sister) without killing brutally.

    Samantha perera Sunday, 29 November 2015 01:13 PM

    Sharia law will be in Sri lanka soon when the Eastern Province is given federal status. Good for people who voted for yamapalanaya

    Taraka Sunday, 29 November 2015 01:20 PM

    I have seen so many incidents in Sri Lanka, husband kills wife for having illicit sex with neighbor. Is that fair to be killed in banana republic?

    Yusuf Monday, 30 November 2015 08:53 AM

    The cause of all these issues are due to lack of knowledge and ignorance. If Saudis have some form of law it should be abide by not only the citizens of that country but all who are visiting also. But the matter of the fact is we all get to know about these issues only when it seems too late to do anything. In the case of Rizana the country got to know about it after she admitted that she killed the child and this case only after this woman has admitted four time that she committed adultery. What the hell is the embassy in Saudi doing? They should be more proactive. Wait and see, all our effort in this regard will go waste and the woman will be killed. I am so sorry to say this but.

    lokka Monday, 30 November 2015 05:45 PM

    its a arrogant and uneducated barbarian law


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