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Adultery case: Saudi Arabia spares Sri Lankan maid from death sentence

December 24, 2015 12:46 AM (UTC+8)

 

(From Reuters)

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.

Sri Lankan deputy foreign minister Harsha de Silva (L) tells media about the  commutation of the maid's death sentence to three years in prison
Sri Lankan deputy foreign minister Harsha de Silva (L) tells media about the commutation of the maid’s death sentence to three years in prison

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

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