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Who Failed Rizana Nafeek?

[Sri Lankan activists hold a demonstration in support of Rizana Nafeek in Colombo on 8 July 2011. Image from nationaturk.com]

Rizana Nafeek was beheaded on 9 January, less than two days after a final appeal made by Sri Lankan President Rajapakaa. The several clemency appeals made by Sri Lanka, other states, and human rights organizations failed largely due to the disastrous interplay between Saudi’s flawed legal system and Sri Lanka’s miserly support for migrant workers. Saudi Arabia holds one of the world’s highest execution rates, ranking second after China in 2011. Amnesty is granted to ...

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 Migrant Rights

 

Migrant Rights is an advocacy organization that aims to raise awareness of the plight of migrant/expatriate workers in the Middle East.