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A Saudi Arabia Maid Was Executed For Killing Her Employer In Self-Defense

Indonesians Are Outraged After A Indonesian Maid Was Executed For Killing Her Employer

By: Brianna Wigfall

A woman was executed on Monday for killing her employer which sparked anger in Indonesia. According to ABC News, the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that Tuti Tursilawati was executed by Saudi Arabia without informing the Indonesian Government. The execution took place in the city of Thaif and marked the fourth time Saudi Arabia failed to inform the Government before executing Indonesian migrant workers in the past three years.

Tuti murdered her employer in 2011 and was sentenced to death. She said it was an act of self-defense after she had been sexually abused multiple times. Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister, Adel al-Jubeir, met with president Joko Widodo in Jakarta to talk about migrant workers’ rights and just a week later Tuti was executed. Saudi Arabia signed an agreement to jointly, “Supervise, monitor, and evaluate,” the workers just two months ago due to it being the world’s biggest destination for Indonesian maids.