Jakarta seeks clemency for maid on death row

Jakarta seeks clemency for maid on death row
Updated 26 March 2014

Jakarta seeks clemency for maid on death row

Jakarta seeks clemency for maid on death row

JAKARTA: Jakarta called Monday for a Saudi family to accept a substantial payment and halt the impending execution of an Indonesian maid on death row in the Kingdom for murder.
Officials in Jakarta expect Satinah Binti Jumadi Ahmad, sentenced to death in 2011 for murdering her employer’s wife and stealing money, to be executed in early April unless the victim’s family accepts the money offered and forgives her.
Indonesian Deputy Foreign Minister Wardana told reporters that contributions from the government and maid protection groups had not raised the required SR7 million, but only four million.
“It is now in the hands of the victim’s family,” said Wardana, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, appealing for them to accept the lower payment.
The Indonesian government had already succeeded in getting the execution delayed five times in the two and a half years since her conviction, officials said.