Indonesia to pay SR6.7m to save killer maid’s life

Indonesia to pay SR6.7m to save killer maid’s life
Updated 05 April 2014

Indonesia to pay SR6.7m to save killer maid’s life

Indonesia to pay SR6.7m to save killer maid’s life

Indonesia will pay SR6.7 million in blood money to save an Indonesian maid from being executed in the Kingdom, according to reports.
Satinah Binti Jumadi was due to be executed in the next few days after being found guilty of killing her female employer seven years ago.
The deadline to pay the agreed amount was Thursday, April 3.
A campaign in Indonesia by the 41-year-old’s family and supporters had raised some of the money needed to compensate the victim’s family.
Jumadi hit her female boss, Nura Al-Garib, in September 2007, who later fell into a coma and died in hospital.
After the attack, Jumadi fled with nearly SR40,000, but was caught.
Jumadi claimed she acted in self-defense when Al-Garib grabbed her hair and banged her head against a wall.
The victim’s family reduced the amount needed but not enough had been raised.
An Indonesian official reportedly said that the government had then decided to pay the remainder.
Jumadi now faces a retrial, he said.
An official at the Indonesian Embassy in Riyadh told Arab News on Thursday night that he was not aware of his government’s decision.