Appeal extended to Mr. & Mrs. Naif Jiziyan Khalaf Al-Otaibi to show compassion towards Sri Lankan maid Rizana Nafeek
The wife of Mr. Abdul Qader Al Mashoor Moulana - a Saudi National, who lives in Riyadh, met yesterday evening with Mr.& Mrs Naif Jiziyan Khalaf Al-Otaibi, who are the parents of the 4 month old Saudi boy who died in the hands of Rizana Nafeek, the Sri Lankan Housemaid while bottle-feeding on 22 May 2005.
Mrs. Abdul Qader Al Mashoor Moulana appealed to the parents of the deceased 4 month old Saudi baby boy to show compassion and pardon the Sri Lankan House Maid Rizana Nafeek who has been sentenced to death and subsequently confirmed by Saudi Supreme Court and recently whose execution has been confirmed and could be beheaded at any time.
The Saudi national, the wife of Mr. Abdul Qader Al Mashoor Moulana told that Sri Lankans are compassionate and peace loving people and they all pray for the release of the House Maid who comes from a very poor Muslim family and appealed in the name Almighty to apologize and pardon her.
Mr. Abdul Qader Al Mashoor Moulana is a Sri Lankan businessman living in Riyadh, who is Sri lanka President’s Coordinator and a former UPFA Party candidate in Beruwela, in the last General Election held on April 2010.
In the meantime, Dr. Mrs. Kifaya Ifthikar, a Dental Surgeon from Kandy, who lives presently with her husband in Riyadh told Asian Tribune that she visited Rizana Nafeek three weeks ago at the at Dawdami prison.
Dr. Mrs. Kifaya Ifthikar told Asian Tribune that Rizana Nafeek was not aware of her impending plight when she met her last and told that she looked very healthy, though there was a streak sadness and frustration clearly visible in her face and she showed her longing in going back to Sri Lanka to be with her parents, sisters, brothe and with all her Sri Lankan friends and people.
The Dental Surgeon who visited Dawdami prison to meet Rizana Nafeek said as usual she dialed in her mobile phone the contact number of her parents in Muthur, Trincomalee and allowed her to speak to her parents and family members.
Dr. Mrs. Kifaya Ifthikar told Asian Tribune that Rizana Nafeek spoke with her family members with love and affection and told of her desire to meet them all in Muthur soon and all the Sri Lankans who have showed love and sympathy and also President Mahinda Rajapaksa, whom she said is more than her father who shows keen interest in her welfare.
She said, “We are still not exhausted with our options to save her from execution.
She also said, “we still could pray for the poor little girl and pray to Almighty to convey all our prayers, pleadings and appeal to the parents of the Saudi infant boy who died while Rizana was bottle-feeding, to show compassion, forgiveness and mercy on the girl from Sri Lanka and pardon her in the name God - Merciful and Compassionate .
Dr. Kifaya Ifthikar speaking to Asian Tribune also said, undoubtedly Sri Lanka President not only as the head of Sri Lanka Government, but more than that as a father, a responsible fatherly figure has done and still doing everything possible for the release of this little innocuous little girl from Muthur”.
She said "we all should pray for her release".
- Asian Tribune -