INTERNATIONAL: Sri Lankan maid sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia for “adultery” spared
December 23, 2015
BBC – The life of a Sri Lankan maid due to be stoned to death in Saudi Arabia for adultery has been spared, Sri Lanka’s foreign ministry says.
She will instead be imprisoned, Sri Lankan Deputy Foreign Minister Dr Harsha de Silva announced.
An appeal by Sri Lanka was considered by Saudi Arabia and the execution order was withdrawn, he said.
The woman was convicted in August, along with an unmarried Sri Lankan man.
She was sentenced to death by stoning, while the man was sentenced to 100 lashes.
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