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UN dismayed by execution of Sri Lankan maid in Saudi Arabia

Last Updated: Sunday, January 13, 2013, 22:21

The UN has expressed distress at the execution of a Sri Lankan maid in Saudi Arabia on charge of murder, saying that it is deeply troubled by irregularities in her detention and trial.

Sri Lanka recalls envoy from Saudi Arabia

Last Updated: Friday, January 11, 2013, 13:45

Sri Lanka has recalled its envoy to Saudi Arabia to protest the execution of a young maid from the country.

Saudi Arabia execution of Sri Lankan flayed

Last Updated: Thursday, January 10, 2013, 16:38

Human Rights Watch criticised Saudi Arabia for executing a Sri Lankan woman worker convicted of killing a baby in her care in 2005 when she was 17.

Saudi Arabia beheads Sri Lankan maid for `killing baby`

Last Updated: Thursday, January 10, 2013, 11:35

Rizana Nafeek had denied strangling the four-month-old baby in 2005 and the execution came despite global appeals to call it off.