Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Rizana Nafeek

Tonight is the deadline for appeals in the case of Rizana Nafeek, a teenage Sri Lankan maid in Saudi Arabia found guilty of killing a baby in her care and sentenced to death.

Rizana was 17 at the time of the alleged crime. Her job was not meant to include child care and she denied killing the baby. She claims the child accidently choked while being bottle fed.

Unless the authorities change the sentence or the parents of the victim offer clemency, Nafeek will have her head cut off.

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