- 17 years old Muslim girl from Sri Lanka.
- Sent to Saudi Arabia as a nanny.
- She was assigned 10 children to look after.
- Had to get up 3AM to work until late at night.
- She has been accused of strangling a four month old infant in Saudi Arabia.
- She was then sentenced a death penalty of beheading according to the Saudi Arabian High Court.
- No one knows whether she committed the crime or not.
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17 year old teen babysitter is waiting to be executed without a proper trial in Saudi Arabia for death of an infant which she denies responsible. Click the site below to sign the petition. http://saverizana.blogspot.com/ and watch the small video clip here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3W0ycles2Oo and post your comments there. Your support will force Saudi government to give her a fair trial and finally her life.
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Death Sentence Draws Near as Maid Waits for Appeal
Sarah Abdullah, Arab News
After Two Years, Lankan Officials Move in Rizana Case
"According to the Asian Human Rights Commission, Nafeek defense is that the child died during bottle-feeding and that she tried to revive the child and called for help. (Accidental death is not a capital crime under Shariah.) Nafeek was found guilty of murder with no legal representation."
July 12: Initial Legal Fees Paid for Filing Sri Lankan Maid Appeal
JEDDAH, 13 July 2007 — As the July 16 deadline to file an appeal in the case of Rizana Nafeek, the 19- year-old Sri Lankan maid accused of strangling a four-month-old Saudi boy, draws near, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has come forward and deposited an initial sum of SR50,000 to begin the appeals process.
July 14: Sri Lankan housemaid on death row.... http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/07/14/africa/ME-GEN-Saudi-Beheadings.php
"Speaking of the housemaid's sentence, Kate Allen of Amnesty International called it "an absolute scandal that Saudi Arabia is preparing to behead a teenage girl who didn't even have a lawyer at her trial.""
Arabic letter requesting the pardon for Rizana"
Thanks for your help, Rizana meets parents in prison
Rizana Nafeek, has met her family members on Sunday in Riyadh.
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|Lawyers Confident of Saving Rizana |
Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News
RIYADH, 28 October 2007 — There is a strong possibility that Rizana Nafeek, charged by a court in Dawadmi with murdering a four-month-old child, will escape execution, according to her lawyers. The law firm of Khateb Al-Shammary retained by the Hong Kong-based Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has filed an appeal against the death sentence and her case is currently being reviewed in a court of appeals.