The parents of Rizana Nafeek, the Sri Lankan maid beheaded in Saudi Arabia , say they have forgiven those responsible for her death but want her body returned home. She said of her daughter's death: "There's no point in blaming anyone - Rizana has gone. We only got to know [about] her execution from the media. They [the Saudi authorities] should have at least told us about it. She urged other girls not to travel to Saudi Arabia for domestic work, no matter how impoverished they are, a warning echoed by the United Nations.. Nafeek was sentenced to death in for the murder of a four-month-old baby who died in her care two years earlier.
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On this date in , Nebraska executed Carey Dean Moore for killing two cab drivers all the way back in — 39 years earlier. Moore was the first U. Although the execution went ahead, it did not go smoothly.
In , 27 migrant workers were executed in Saudi Arabia and, according to Amnesty International, more than 45 foreign maids are currently on death row. Rizana is not the only migrant worker to have been executed in Saudi Arabia — at least 27 were executed in and more than 45 foreign maids are facing execution on death row according to Amnesty International. Rizana said the child choked on milk and died. Once arrested Rizana battled with an unjust Saudi legal system.