The leading Western navies of the world should park their fleet just off the coast of Saudi Arabia and demand an end to their barbaric sharia codes if they want to keep ownership of their oil fields.
Saudi Arabia sentences maid to death by stoning for adultery – but the man she slept with will escape with 100 lashes
- Sri Lankan maid, 45, was convicted of adultery in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
- She was ordered to be pelted to death with stones after admitting crime
- But her lover was handed 100 lashings for offence – because he is single
- Now, Sri Lanka has said it is calling on Arab nation to pardon the woman
- Foreign Employment Bureau has hired lawyers to file appeal in the case
A married woman has been sentenced to death by stoning in Saudi Arabia after admitting to adultery – while the man she had sex with has escaped with a punishment of 100 lashes.
The 45-year-old Sri Lankan woman who had worked as a maid in Riyadh since 2013, and her partner, also a migrant from the island nation, were both convicted of adultery in August.
However, their sentences were very different.
While the woman was told by a Sharia court she would be pelted with stones until she died for cheating on her husband, her lover was handed only lashes – because he was single at the time.
Death sentence: A Sri Lankan woman has been sentenced to death by stoning in Saudi Arabia for adultery – while the man she had sex with has escaped with a punishment of 100 lashes. Above, a different woman bows her head as protesters demonstrate in Indonesia after a maid from the country was executed in Saudi Arabia
Now, Sri Lanka has announced it is calling on the Arab nation to pardon the female worker.
Upul Deshapriya, spokesman for the country’s Foreign Employment Bureau, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation that the bureau has hired lawyers to file an appeal in the shocking case.
‘She has accepted the crime four times in the courts,’ Deshapriya said. ‘But the Foreign Employment Bureau has hired lawyers and have appealed against the case.
‘The appeal is going on. Also from the foreign ministry side, they are in negotiation with the Saudi government on a diplomatic level.’