Saudi woman sentenced to death over Bangladeshi domestic worker’s killing

A Riyadh court sentenced a Saudi woman to death on Sunday over the killing of a Bangladeshi domestic worker. The verdict is a rare acknowledgement of the abuse of migrant workers in the kingdom.

The Riyadh Criminal Court found Ayesha al-Jazani guilty of the murder of Abiron Begum Ansar. Ansar, 40, was beaten to death by her employers in 2019.

The Bangladeshi maid was “unrecognisable” when her body was repatriated some seven months later, her family said. The Ansar family had requested Saudi authorities hand down a death sentence for the murder, Middle East Eye reported.

English | February 16, 2021

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