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rizana nafeek

rizana nafeek

CinePedia - Rizana Nafeek Beheaded Live Video

2y ago


A Sri Lankan woman has been executed in Saudi Arabia for allegedly killing a baby in her care in 2005. Rizana Nafeek was beheaded despite efforts to prevent the sentence being carried out - she was just 17 at the time the baby died, meaning her execution breached international child rights. The Sri Lankan parliament held a minute's silence for the former maid today to mark her death. Mahinda Rajapakse, president of Sri Lanka, condemned the execution. A foreign ministry statement said: "President Rajapakse and the government deplore the execution of Rizana Nafeek despite all efforts at the highest level of the government and the outcry of the people locally and internationally." Human Rights Watch said Saudi Arabia has ignored its legal obligations. The watchdog's senior women's rights researcher said: "In executing Rizana Nafeek, Saudi authorities demonstrated callous disregard for basic humanity as well as Saudi Arabia's international legal obligations."