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Saudi Arabia: The Sri Lankan domestic worker condemned to death by stoning for adultery is NOT one of the 50 scheduled for execution this Friday

Thursday 3 December 2015, by siawi3

Source: http://idwfed.org/en/updates/saudi-arabia-urgent-request-to-save-the-life-of-the-sri-lankan-domestic-worker/

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Regional coordinator (Asia)
International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF)
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Saudi Arabia: Save the Life of the Sri Lankan Domestic Worker

by IDWFED — published Dec 02, 2015 12:00 AM

Contributors: Nisha Varia/Human Rights Watch & Maryam N.
Thank you for signing and sharing the petition on the case of the Sri Lankan domestic worker in Saudi Arabia. We’d like to have an update from our reliable source: the Sri Lankan domestic worker who has been sentenced to death is not slated for execution this Friday.

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SAUDI ARABIA -
Update on Dec 3:

Dear friends and partners,

Thank you for signing and sharing the petition on the case of the Sri Lankan domestic worker in Saudi Arabia.

We’d like to have an update from our reliable source: the Sri Lankan domestic worker who has been sentenced to death is not slated for execution this Friday.

Our partner, Human Rights Watch (HRW) is now looking for more confirmation, that is:

She has been sentenced to death by a lower court, but this should be appealed and that process usually takes about a year.

We’ve documented at least 4-5 stoning sentences over the past few years, but none have been carried out, what is more likely is for this to be commuted to imprisonment.

The domestic worker is not one of the 50 scheduled for execution and not believed to be as the sentence needs to be confirmed by the Supreme Court before implementation.

Obviously, attention and advocacy for her case are very important because no one should get arrested or imprisoned for adultery, and she has indeed been sentenced to death by a lower court. Migrant domestic workers are particularly vulnerable to unfair processes in the Saudi legal system.

While this young woman is going through is horrific and unjust. We should keep fighting to pressure Saudi Arabia for her immediate and safe return to Sri Lanka.

Elizabeth Tang
General Secretary
International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF/FITH/FITD)

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Action on Dec 2:

Background:

Saudi Arabia has sentenced a female Sri Lankan domestic worker to death by stoning for the ’crime’ of adultery. This sentence is to be carried out Friday, but an URGENT online petition has been started to bring Saudi’s attention and bring a halt to this.

Please sign, share, circulate to your networks as soon as you can:

Sign and share the petition >>>

More information:

Saudi Arabia: Stop Stoning Sri Lankan Domestic Worker – An Online Petition Launched | Colombo Telegraph
Only request can be made over maid being stoned | Sri Lanka Mirror
Saudi Arabia sentences woman convicted of adultery to death by stoning - her male partner gets 100 lashes | Independent
No Solution For Lankan Women Suffering In Saudi Arabia | The Sunday Leader
Lankan woman to be stoned to death in Saudi | Sri Lanka Mirror

Photo: Saudi Arabia : Stop Stoning Sri Lankan Domestic Worker

Source: Nisha Varia/Human Rights Watch & Maryam N.