Save Rizana Nafeek

SAUDI ARABIA/SRI LANKA: Catholic wants Saudi maid investigation

Concern over ‘forced confession’ in wake of beheading of Indonesian worker ucanews.com reporter, Colombo Sri Lanka June 22, 2011       The family of Rizana Nafeek A Catholic activist today joined human rights groups calling on the government to conduct a full probe in the case involving Sri Lankan housemaid Rizana Nafeek, who is […]

SRI LANKA/SAUDI ARABIA: New revelations on the case of Rizana Nafeek who is facing the death sentence in Saudi Arabia — GOSL should initiate an inquiry into the scandalous conduct of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Embassy Staff in Saudi Arabia

We reproduce below the translation of the affidavit written by Rizana Nafeek on January 30, 2007 which was published by the Asian Tribune today. This affidavit gives, for the first time, her version of events relating to the death of a four-month-old infant who she was bottle feeding. She was later charged with murdering the […]

SAUDI ARABIA/SRI LANKA: Further appeal to save the life of Rizana Nafeek

“We have not received any communication from our daughter,” said Muhammad Nafeek, the father of Rizana, the Sri Lankan domestic worker who has been sentenced to death by a Saudi Arabian court. Rizana went to Saudi Arabia as house maid via a foreign employment agency in Colombo six years before on the strength of a […]

SAUDI ARABIA/SRI LANKA: Government ineffective on violence against migrant women

Dear friends, We wish to share with you the following article from AsiaNews. Asian Human Rights Commission Hong Kong ————- An article from AsiaNews forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission SAUDI ARABIA/SRI LANKA: Government ineffective on violence against migrant women by Melani Manel Perera Age raised from 18 to 21 years. But some religious […]

SAUDI ARABIA/SRI LANKA: Rights body renews appeal to save Rizana

Dear friends, We wish to share with you the following article from the A1SaudiArabia.com News Group. Asian Human Rights Commission Hong Kong ————- An article from the A1SaudiArabia.com News Group forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Feb 11, 2011 RIYADH: The Hong Kong-based Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has renewed its appeal to foreign […]

SRI LANKA: Caritas prepares migrant workers for the worst

Dear friends, We wish to share with you the following statement from UCANEWS. Asian Human Rights Commission Hong Kong   ————- A Statement from UCANEWS forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Posted By pramual On December 21, 2010 @ 3:29 pm In Analysis & Opinion, Countries, Daily Service, Sri Lanka   Hundreds of Sri […]

SAUDI ARABIA/SRI LANKA: The appeal to the Saudi King to pardon Rizana Nafeek is still pending

While many rumours circulate about the suspension of the death sentence of Rizana Nafeek, the young Sri Lankan maid condemned to death for the alleged murder of an infant under her care in Saudi Arabia, there has been no official change in her case. President Rajapaksa has officially requested the Saudi King for a pardon […]

SAUDI ARABIA/SRI LANKA: Petitions to save Rizana Nafeek signed in Kandy, Nawalapitiya and Kundasale

Sri Lankans of all faiths came together in Kandy, Nawalapitiya and Kundasale to sign petitions for the pardoning of Rizana Nafeek, the young Sri Lankan Muslim girl now in a Saudi Jail, condemned to death for the alleged murder of an infant under her care. Rizana was only 17-years-old when she went to work in […]

SAUDI ARABIA/SRI LANKA: Prayers at three Mosques in Galle and the signing of a petition to save Rizana Nafeek

Prayers were held in three Mosques in Galle for saving the life of Rizana Nafeek. Those who attended the prayers also signed a petition addressed to the King of Saudi Arabia for her pardon. A Campaign under the caption of ‘Save Rizana’, organized by Janasansadaya and the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) based in Hong […]

SAUDI ARABIA/SRI LANKA: Remember Rizana Nafeek on Human Rights Day 2010

(Hong Kong, December 10, 2010) The Asian Human Rights Commission wishes to draw your attention to Rizana Nafeek, the Sri Lankan maid, who has been sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia. On the Human Rights Day, 2010 the AHRC implores you to remember her and all the other people still facing death sentences all around […]

SAUDI ARABIA/SRI LANKA: Clarification relating to the appeal for pardon for Rizana Nafeek

(Hong Kong, December 8, 2010) The campaign to seek pardon for Rizana Nafeek needs to be continued as there has been no change in her situation. Her file is now pending before His Royal Highness the King of Saudi Arabia who can make one of the following three decisions:  • To pardon and release her,  […]

SAUDI ARABIA/SRI LANKA: Rizana Nafeek case — links to previous statements, Urgent Appeals and forwarded articles

(Hong Kong, December 7, 2010) The Asia Human Rights Commission has been actively engaged in the appeal for the imprisoned Sri Lankan maid, Rizana Nafeek, since it first came to light in 2007. The case has now reached a most important point as Rizana’s file has been forwarded to His Royal Highness, the King of […]

SAUDI ARABIA/SRI LANKA: Rizana Nafeek appeal reaches the critical stage

The Asian Human Rights Commission has reliably learned that Rizana Nafeek’s appeal has reached the critical stage as her file, which was pending before the External Affairs Ministry has now been handed over to the office of His Royal Highness the King of Saudi Arabia for his Majesty’s final decision. The decision could be 1) […]

SAUDI ARABIA/SRI LANKA: Government urged to act rapidly for the release of Rizana Nafeek

The Mothers and Daughters of Lanka, a well known human rights organisation joined with many others who are demanding the immediate release of Rizana Nafeek, a young Sri Lankan girl who has been held in a prison in Saudi Arabia for over five years, allegedly for the killing of an infant; a charge which she […]

SAUDI ARABIA: Stop Rizana Nafeek’s execution

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward to you the following press release from the Islamic Human Rights Commission. Asian Human Rights Commission Hong Kong ————- A Press Release from the Islamic Human Rights Commission forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) SAUDI ARABIA: Stop Rizana Nafeek’s execution Islamic Human […]

SAUDI ARABIA/SRI LANKA: An Appeal to the Diplomatic Community in Saudi Arabia requesting intervention to save the life of a young Sri Lankan girl, Rizana Nafeek

(Hong Kong, November 24, 2010) To all Honourable Ambassadors and Consul Generals Serving In Saudi Arabia  I am making this appeal on behalf of the Asian Human Rights Commission to request your kind intervention to save the life of a young Sri Lankan girl, Rizana Nafeek who is facing beheading in Saudi Arabia.  This young […]

SAUDI ARABIA/SRI LANKA: Delay is dangerous and let us intensify the campaign to save Rizana Nafeek

Dear friends, We wish to share with you the following article from the Sri Lanka guardian, written by Suriay Wikremasinghe. See the AHRC’s urgent appeal on Rizana Nafeek here. Asian Human Rights Commission Hong Kong ————- An article from the Sri Lanka Guardian forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Rizana Nafeek and Suu Kyi Suriya […]

SAUDI ARABIA/SRI LANKA: The AHRC urges the government of Sri Lanka to immediately enable the family of Rizana Nafeek to go to Riyadh

The Asian Human Rights Commission urges the government of Sri Lanka to immediately enable the family of Rizana Nafeek to travel to Riyadh to participate in the proceedings of Rizana’s case. It is of the highest importance that Rizana’s family are present in Riyadh during this critical time. Their presence will have an essential impact […]

SRI LANKA: The AHRC urges the government of Sri Lanka to immediately enable the family of Rizana Nafeek to go to Riyadh

The Asian Human Rights Commission urges the government of Sri Lanka to immediately enable the family of Rizana Nafeek to travel to Riyadh to participate in the proceedings of Rizana’s case. It is of the highest importance that Rizana’s family are present in Riyadh during this critical time as they will be able to appeal […]

SAUDI ARABIA/SRI LANKA: Saudi King responds to the plea for Rizana

The Asian Human Rights Commission is happy to learn that His Royal Highness King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has taken the initial steps towards a reprieve for Rizana Nafeek, the Sri Lankan girl who is currently on the death row in Saudi Arabia convicted for strangling a baby in her care. […]