Siti Zaenab executed in Medina

Zaenab, an Indonesian migrant worker employed in Saudi Arabia, was sentenced to death after a court found her guilty of murdering the wife of her employer in 1999.
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian Consulate General in Jidda has received information that Siti Zaenab binti Duhri Rupa was executed at 10 A.M. local time on Tuesday, the Indonesian Foreign Ministry said in a press statement on Tuesday.

The Indonesian Government has expressed its condolences to the family and relatives of Siti Zaenab.

The Indonesian Government has also conveyed its protest to the Saudi Government for failing to notify any Indonesian representative in Saudi Arabia or Zaenabs family on its plan or date of the execution.

Zaenab, an Indonesian migrant worker employed in Saudi Arabia, was sentenced to death after a court found her guilty of murdering the wife of her employer in 1999.

Zaenab had been imprisoned in a Medina jail since October 5, 1999. After a series of court proceedings, the Medina Court sentenced her to death on January 8, 2001.

Saudi Arabias law allows only the heir of the victim to pardon the guilty.

The execution was put on hold pending the youngest son of the victim to become an adult and make a decision.

In 2013, after he was declared an adult, the victims youngest son refused to pardon Zaenab, demanding that she be executed.(*)

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