Stop the execution of another domestic worker in Saudi Arabia

Just weeks ago, Rizana Nafeek, a young and vulnerable domestic worker from Sri Lanka was beheaded in Saudi Arabia.Now another woman in Saudi Arabia is on death row awaiting execution by beheading.

Siti Zainab Binti Duhri Rupa is a domestic worker from Indonesia and a mother of two. Police suspect she was mentally ill when she ‘confessed’ to murdering her employer - but her confession was enough to seal her death sentence.

Many foreign workers in Saudi Arabia suffer at the hands of their employers, who they are completely dependent on.  If arrested, they may be deceived or coerced into signing a confession in Arabic, a language they do not understand. And many have no money or family or friends to turn to for help. Saudi Arabia has one of the highest execution rates for women in the world. 

TAKE ACTION: Stop the execution of Siti Zainab now by sending a letter to the King of Saudi Arabia using the sample letter as a guide.

King and Prime Minister
King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud
The Custodian of the two Holy Mosques
Office of His Majesty the King
Royal Court, Riyadh
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Fax: (via Ministry of the Interior)
00966 1 403 3125 (please keep trying)
Salutation: Your Majesty

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SAMPLE LETTER

Your Majesty

I am shocked to hear of the execution of Rizana Nafeek, the Sri Lankan domestic worker in your country, on 9 January.
 
This has left me very concerned about the fate of Siti Zainab Binti Duhri Rupa, the Indonesian domestic worker on death row.
 
I am particularly concerned about Siti Zainab’s mental health and request that you immediately commute thedeath sentence against her.
 
Regardless of your decision, Siti Zainab must have full and immediate access to legal representation, consular assistance, adequate translation facilities, and medical assistance.
 
I would also like to know the exact charges against Siti Zainab, and the details of any trial proceedings that have taken place. Also, if any pardon has or has not been secured, please let me know.
 
Finally, please introduce an immediate moratorium on all executions in Saudi Arabia with a view to abolishing the death penalty.
 
Yours sincerely

<Your name>

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