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‘Don’t Make Sri Lankan Women Slaves!’

Nov 16, 2010 6:23:11 AM - thesundayleader.lk

Protests continue to be held for Rizana Nafeek, the young Sri Lankan housemaid sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia.

This afternoon, the Women’s Movement For Freedom held a protest in front of the Saudi Arabian Embassy, demanding her release.

Nafeek was given the death sentence when a 4 month old infant died while in her care. At the time, she was 17 years old, and was employed by a couple in Saudi Arabia, as a domestic worker. She was accused of strangling the young baby, and was said to have confessed. Later allegations arose that the confession was extracted under duress.

Photos show the impassioned protesters demanding Rizana’s release.

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