Ethiopian woman executed for killing Saudi girl

Updated 26 September 2016

Ethiopian woman executed for killing Saudi girl

RIYADH: An Ethiopian woman convicted of killing a Saudi child was executed on Monday, the Ministry of Interior said.
In a statement, the ministry said Zamzam Abdullah Boreek was put to death after a trial court's "guilty" verdict was affirmed by the higher courts.
The accused slashed the girl’s throat “and left her in the bathroom until she died,” the ministry said, without giving a motive for the crime or stating the Ethiopian’s occupation and when the murder happened.
Many Ethiopians work as domestic helpers in the Kingdom.
In December 2013, a court also sentenced an Ethiopian woman, a housemaid, for murdering the six-year-old daughter of her Saudi employer.
The court in Riyadh handed down the death verdict after the 26-year-old maid confessed to killing Lamis by slitting her throat with a kitchen knife.
The maid told the court that she committed the crime because her employer maltreated her.
Police arrested the maid just an hour after she killed the daughter in July of that same year and hid the corpse in the back garden of her employer’s house in Hota Bani Tamim, just south of Riyadh.
Police said in July they found the maid armed with a cleaver, which she used to attack them before they overpowered her.
The case is still under appeal.


First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

Updated 18 August 2019

First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

  • Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries

Saudi Minister of Transport and Chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Dr. Nabeel Al-Amoudi, oversaw the departure of the first 

group of pilgrims under the Eyab initiative on Saturday together with GACA President Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri.

Eyab seeks to improve services provided to pilgrims, with the authority aiming to enrich pilgrims’ experience at the Kingdom’s airports. It is expected to benefit 30,000 pilgrims during this year’s Hajj season.

Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries, inspected the services available and received a briefing from the initiative’s officials.

GACA started an experimental implementation of Eyab this year, aimed at pilgrims returning to Indonesia, India and Malaysia through Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport and Madinah’s Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Airport.