The authoritarian regime of Saudi Arabia has carried out a death execution on an Indonesian female worker namely Ruyati on Saturday in the country's western Province of Mecca.
The execution was carried out by using a barbaric middle-age-method i.e cutting-off the head of Ruyati with a sword.
The SPA news agency quoted an official of the Saudi Interior Ministry as saying that Ruyati was found guilty of murdering Khairiya binti Hamid Mijid by hitting her in the head with a meat chopper and stabbing her in the neck.
A spokesman of the Indonesian Foreign Ministry i.e. Michael Tene criticized that the execution was done without observing international practices related to consular protection. He said that the Ministry was aware of the case and Ruyati has confessed to the murder, but was not informed of the timing of the execution.
Meanwhile, according to his spokesman, President SBY expressed his condolence over the death of Ruyati.
I would like to expressed my deepest sympathy and condolence on the death of Ruyati. I hope that her family would be given the strength to live without her.
I also hope that our government would show much stronger reaction toward the Saudi government and try its very best to stop more beheading of our workers in the future.
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