Adultery case: Saudi Arabia spares Sri Lankan maid from death sentence
Saudi authorities have reduced a Sri Lankan maid’s sentence for adultery from death by stoning to a three-year jail term after an appeal, Colombo’s foreign ministry says.
The maid, 45, who is married and had worked as a domestic helper in Riyadh since 2013, was convicted in August of adultery with a fellow Sri Lankan migrant worker. The man was given a lesser punishment of 100 lashes because he was not married.
The maid has already served two years and would serve one more year to complete her sentence. Read More