SAUDI ARABIA: SECOND INDONESIAN MAID EXECUTED
April 17, 2015: Saudi Arabia has executed a second Indonesian maid despite protests from Jakarta, which is itself facing fierce criticism for its failure to heed calls for clemency for a number of foreigners on death row.
The Indonesian government summoned the Saudi ambassador to the foreign ministry on Thursday (April 16) after learning that 37-year-old Karni Bt. Medi Tarsim had been beheaded.
Karni was sentenced to death in March 2013 for killing her employer's four-year-old child.
She was the second Indonesian domestic worker executed by the Saudis this week, following the death of Siti Zaenab Bt. Duhri Rupa on April 14 -- again without official warning. (Sources: CNN, 17/04/2015)