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Saudis behead Sri Lankan housemaid for killing of infant
Published: 09.01.13, 23:02
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1. murder in the land of the prophet
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,   Z   (01.10.13)
2. saudi law
babak ,   india   (01.10.13)
King of saudi arabia only execute poor asian and iranian nationalities for any crime ,but if one american or european make a worth crime in this country they will release within a year ,
3. savages , everyone knows how they treat their maids . its a
rachel ,   usa   (01.10.13)
wonder why people keep going to work in saudi arabia
4. A 17 year old is not a child...
Sean ,   Phoenix   (01.10.13)
especially not in the 3rd world. Even if she was technically a child, that doesn't excuse murdering a baby; she knew the difference between right and wrong. HRW and AI are frankly imperialistic for assuming that everyone should live like effete, feminine Western European Socialists.
5. Was There A Trial?
Did they just take the word of family of the child? Primitive, Backwards Action And Always So Violent And Directed At Women?
6. Vague Reporting
GHook93   (01.10.13)
It's highly important to know if she negligently, intentionally or didn't kill the baby! If she intentionally killed the baby, then it's hard to feel sorry for her. If she negligently killed the baby or the evidence is faulty that she killed the baby, then is another Arab atrocity!
7. We can bemoan the situation as much as we want to, still we
tom ,   tel aviv   (01.10.13)
need the oil! They have all the right to follow the path of "Religion of Peace" just as our own drugged followers of the Imaginary Friend do in Mea Shearim or Bney Brak. No biggie....
8. Obama will not condemn this atrocity
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,   Z   (01.10.13)
obama speaks up only against jews building apartments in jerusalem. the saudis can murder as many maids as they want.
9. Israel does not need savage's oil, tom, 7
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,   Z   (01.10.13)
israel has gas and oil offshore. it is the europeans and the chinese who need islamic oil.
10. No 6 Evenif she intentionally killed the baby
you don't deal with illegal killing by legally killing a person... Death Penalty never was and never will be the solution to atrocities. Countries that still apply the death penalty have serious democratic issues and just show that they don't know how to deal with the society
11. To: No. 10
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (01.10.13)
For one thing, there is a distinction between murder and execution. Without going into the fairness of a country's system of laws, execution is the legal action of a state; murder is not. Both are different than killing, if you want to split that legal hair, by the way. For example, a battlefield death is killing, but it is not murder. How do you propose to treat murderers? Should the life of a murderer have more value than the life he or she took? And if a murderer is released from prison, and promptly murders again -- as happens in a shockingly high percentage of instances -- isn't that second murder that happened needlessly? Rehabilitation works sometimes; mostly it doesn't. What do you suggest?
12. Terrible
Someone ,   Some   (01.10.13)
Terrible, and sad! unbelieveable...
13. #4
maltese ,   malta   (01.10.13)
In a trial of this kind you only see what the saudis want to tell so you actually dont know if she really commit that crime , she could have simple been acused by the one who commit the crime , dont rule this out
14. Sean #
David Israel ,   New York, USA   (01.10.13)
She did not murder the baby. She was feeding the baby and unintentionally killed (chocked) the baby. 2 years ago a Turkish barber also was sentenced to death in Riyadh when his neighbor accused him for insulting the prophet but the Turkish President Gul intervened and he was returned to Turkey
15. #6 I agree "Vague Reporting" bad reporting
KillingDetailsMissin ,   Jerusalem Israel   (01.10.13)
No details of the child's killing appear in the story-this is another example of many of bad reporting leaving the reader puzzeled.
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