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Saudi Arabia faces new backlash for executing migrant worker without telling Indonesian government

Agency Reports

 

Saudi Arabia is facing renewed criticism after executing an Indonesian migrant worker without first telling the Indonesian Government.

Tuti Tursilawati was sentenced to death in 2011 for murdering her employer in Saudi Arabia, despite claiming she was acting in self-defence because he was abusing her.

But despite agreements about notifying government’s ahead of carrying out death penalties, Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said she had been executed without any notification.

The move comes amid the backlash already faced by Saudi Arabia over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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According to ABC News, it comes just a week after Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister, Adel al-Jubeir, met with his Indonesian counterpart and President Joko Widodo in Jakarta to discuss migrant workers’ rights – in which it was apparently emphasised that there should be mandatory consular notification before carrying out death penalties.

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