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Title: Saudi's go ahead w/ execution of maid who killed 'in self defense'
Post by: wvit1001 on 10 31, 18, 03:29:19:PM
Saudi Arabia has executed an Indonesian female migrant worker without first informing the Indonesian Government, according to Indonesia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Monday's execution in the city of Thaif marks the fourth time Saudi Arabia has failed to give notice before carrying out a death penalty on an Indonesian migrant worker in the past three years

And it comes as Saudi Arabia faces continued calls to explain the death of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Tuti Tursilawati was sentenced to death in 2011 for murdering her employer.

She claimed she was acting in self-defence because she was being sexually abused.

She was executed just a week after Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister, Adel al-Jubeir, met with his Indonesian counterpart and President Joko Widodo in Jakarta to discuss migrant workers' rights.

During the meeting, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi emphasised the importance of having a mandatory consular notification before carrying out death penalties.