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Indonesia strives to free migrant worker from execution in Saudi Arabia

English.news.cn   2014-03-26 17:43:13

JAKARTA, March 26 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said Wednesday that he would send a second letter to the government of Saudi Arabia in a bid to free an Indonesian maid from execution for murdering her employer. "We will send a letter again to ask for extension of deadline of her execution. God willing, she can be freed from execution," he said, referring to the scheduled execution on April 3.

Satinah, 41, was sentenced to death by Buraidah court in Saudi Arabia in 2010 after confessing to killing her male employer Nura Al Gharib and stealing 37,970 Saudi Arabian Riyal (10,400 U.S. dollars).

With the negotiation done by the Indonesian government, the deadline of the execution had been extended for three times since December 2011.

The government has set aside about one million U.S. dollars to make compensation for the family of the victim.

Indonesia has stopped sending maids to Saudi Arabia since August 2011 following rampant violations against Indonesian maids.

Editor: Zhu Ningzhu
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