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Saudi Arabia: a housemaid was sentenced to stoning, will be able to avoid penalty

The judiciary in Saudi Arabia has agreed to consider an appeal of 45-year-old citizen of Sri Lanka made against her death sentence. The woman, who since 2013 has served as housekeeper, was found guilty of adultery and sentenced to stoning.

The appeal was supported by the government of Sri Lanka. «This is a great victory. Because of our intervention, the case was sent for review. We will provide her a lawyer and pay all the associated costs», — said the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs Harsha de Silva.

There appeared before the court and lover of the woman, also a citizen of Sri Lanka. However, since he’s single, the court sentenced him to a much more lenient punishment – 100 lashes.

Note that Saudi Arabia, whose inhabitants are deprived of civil rights, and a judicial system guided by Sharia law, it is the duty of the Chairman of the UN Council on human rights.

With the beginning of the year the Kingdom executed more than 150. People. The most common method of execution was decapitation – the same method that is practiced by the militants of the «Islamic state». In response to criticism of human rights defenders the authorities dismiss comparisons with the IG, claiming that in Saudi Arabia executions are committed by law.

Saudi Arabia: a housemaid was sentenced to stoning, will be able to avoid penalty 09.12.2015

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