Justice for Rizana Nafeek! Justice for All Migrants in Jail!

Justice for Rizana Nafeek! Justice for All Migrants in Jail!

Statement of the International Migrants’ Alliance on the

Saudi Arabia Execution of Rizana Nafeek

January 14, 2013

No child should be put in such a deplorable situation! No migrant should be denied her rights!

This is the statement of the International Migrants’ Alliance as it cries for justice for the death of Rizana Nafeek, a Sri Lankan domestic worker who was put to death by beheading by the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Not only are we saddened but angered by the sheer neglect by the KSA government, through its judiciary system, of Nafeek’s rights. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have reported that Nafeek was not with her lawyer all the time and that she was not given full translation assistance during the time of the investigation and of her hearing. Continue reading