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Sri Lankan woman at risk of execution in Saudi Arabia

Headline Title:  Sri Lankan woman at risk of execution in Saudi Arabia 08 January 2013 A young Sri Lankan woman is at imminent risk of execution in Saudi Arabia for a crime she allegedly committed whilst under the age of 18, prompting Amnesty International to urge the country’s King to prevent the sentence being carried out.Rizana Nafeek, a domestic worker, has been held at Saudi Arabia’s Dawadmi Prison since 2005 on charges of murdering an infant in her care. She says she was 17 at the time.“It would be outrageous if Rizana Nafeek were to be executed for this. It appears that she…

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