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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1587

Legal Killing of Sri Lankan Housemaid in Saudi Arabia: Saudi Interior Ministry statement

Riyadh, 09 January, (

Saudi Interior Ministry has issued a press release confirming the execution of Sri Lankan Housemaid Rizana Nafeek today at Dawadmi city in the Riyadh region.

Interior Ministry statement appeared in the Saudi Press Agency in the Arabic language and we give below the unofficial English translation:

Dawadmi 27 zero in 1434, corresponding to January 9, 2013, (SPA ) Interior Ministry issued a statement today on the implementation of the rule of murder: retribution in offenders Dawadmi, and statement reads as follows:

Statement of the Ministry of Interior

“Said God (O ye who believe books you retribution in dead) verse Almighty said - and you in retribution life, O men of understanding Fountain of Faith proceeded domestic worker/ Nafeek Risan – Sri Lankan Nationality – to kill the baby Kayed bin Nayef bin Dzean Otaibi – Saudi nationality – and so strangled him because of a dispute between them and his mother, which led to his death and the grace of God was Security authorities able to arrest of the offending mentioned, and resulted in investigation and indicted for committing crime and transmitted to the General Court , issued its right legal deed requires certified attributed to religiously and judged murder retribution and ratified the judgment of the Court of Cassation and the Supreme Court. The order was issued and enforcement is decided legitimately and honestly attributed against offending mentioned been implemented rule murder retribution Paljanah/ Nafeek Rizan day Wednesday 02/27/1434 e in bejadyah Riyadh and the interior Ministry as announced this to confirm to all keen Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques – May God protect him – on security and justice and the implementation of the provisions of God in each of infringing on innocent people and shed their blood and at the same time warns of begging him to distance himself such that and Allah is the Guide to the Straight Path legitimate punishment would be doomed.”

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