Plead to save the life of girl on Death row
Honorable Adel Al-Jubeir Saudi Ambassador to the United States Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia 601 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20037 (202) 342-3800 Dear Honorable Ambassador, Having read many news reports, we are deeply disturbed by the plight of the young housemaid Rizana Nafeek, 19, who has been sentenced to death; allegedly for murder of an infant by a court in Saudi Arabia. Rizana was 17 when the incident occurred. She had had no prior experience of looking after an infant. This case is unique in the sense that young Rizana had no prior intention of killing the baby. She has gone to Saudi to earn much needed money to help her family back home. In addition to the steps taken by the government of Sri Lanka, we are exploring all the possible avenues to help save her life. We urge you to convey to his exceleency king Fahad Bin Abduli Aziz our humble plea that she be granted a pardon on compassionate grounds. Thank you in advance for your kind consideration!