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Is SL embassy caring enough for Rizana Nafeek ?

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Rizana Fathima Nafeek, who moved to Riyadh from Sri Lanka to work as a maid, has endured since 2005. Nafeek, now 22, has spent the past half decade in a Riyadh prison facing a death sentence in a country, of which language she does not speak and where she does not have any relatives.

Her job, obtained through a Sri Lankan recruitment agency, was supposed to be the ticket out of abysmal poverty for her family, says her mother, Razeena Nafeek. The family of six found it hard to get by on the income that Mohammed Nafeek, her father, earned as a woodcutter in the remote village of Muttur, east of Colombo. Video

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Written by lankamuslim.com

November 10, 2010 at 5:58 pm

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