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Monday, May 25, 2015

Indonesian on trial for adultery escapes death penalty in Saudi Arabia

Lilik binti Mas’oud, an Indonesian citizen on trial for adultery in Saudi Arabia, has escaped the death sentence after being found innocent. 

She was repatriated on Sunday.

“The Indonesian citizen has been handed over to her family in Banyuwangi, East Java, after she escaped being sentenced to death by stoning in Jeddah,” kompas.com quoted the director of Indonesian citizens’ protection at the Foreign Ministry, Lalu Muhammad Iqbal, as saying on Monday.

Lilik and her Bangladeshi husband were arrested in Jeddah in 2008 on charges of adultery and plotting with her husband to kill another Indonesian identified as Aisyah. 

During the court hearing, the prosecutor sought death the death penalty for Lilik. 

Her lawyer, hired by the Indonesian government, convinced the panel of judges through credible evidence that Lilik was not involved in the killing.

Source: Jakarta Post, May 25, 2015

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