» 07/02/2011, 00.00
INDONESIA - SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi Arabia "to drive out" all Indonesian migrants
The decision announced June 30. Jakarta replies that it has pre-empted a decision already taken to stop migration. But experts point out that Riyadh needs the Indonesian workforce and Jakarta has millions of unemployed. Instead safety and rights should be discussed.
26/03/2014 INDONESIA - SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi Arabia: Indonesian migrant risks beheading
The 40-year old Satinah Binti Djumadi is on death row for murder and theft. The execution is scheduled for April 3. At President Yudhoyono’s request, the Saudi king has already pardoned her. But under Islamic law the forgiveness of the family is needed and they want 2 million US dollars.
17/04/2015 INDONESIA - SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi Arabia another Indonesian beheaded. "Shock and grief" in Jakarta
It is the second case in less than a week. Karni binti Medi Tarsim had been sentenced to death for killing the four year old son of her employer. Indonesian authorities once again notified after the fact. Activists and human rights groups appeal to President Jokowi, for the protection of migrant workers.
04/04/2014 INDONESIA - SAUDI ARABIA
Jakarta pays "blood money" to save domestic worker sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia
The Indonesian government will pay part of the 7 million riyals (1.9 million US dollars) demanded to avoid death sentence. The 40-year old Satinah Binti Djumadi had killed her employer, following abuse. The execution of the sentence had already been postponed five times in the past.
24/06/2011 INDONESIA – SAUDI ARABIA
After Ruyati’s beheading, Jakarta stops migrants from going to Saudi Arabia
A migrant worker, Ruyati Binti Satubi Saruna, was sentenced to death for murder and then executed by beheading without Indonesian authorities ever being informed. An additional 28 Indonesian nationals face the death penalty. The Indonesian government and embassy are accused of showing little interest for the fate of Indonesian migrant workers.
17/03/2012 SAUDI ARABIA - PHILIPPINES
Saudi Arabia, 70% of Filipino domestic workers suffer physical and psychological violence
Revealed by research of the Committee on Overseas Workers Welfare. The cases of rape suffered by Filipino young people are on the agenda. To avoid an increase in wages, the government of Riyadh bans unskilled workers from the Philippines and Indonesia.
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