Teenaged maid`s fate now in hands of 3-judge bench

  • 30 Jul 2007 05:25:11 GMT

    It`s a sad news to see Teenager getting beheaded,but if it is done with lots of elders involved including her parents.

    As this is not the first occasion Sri lanka should take measures to clamp down sending nationals by agents who manipulate travel documents.

  • 30 Jul 2007 06:06:33 GMT

    Wonder what are the international child protection agencies are doing????

    Why cant they appeal to the Saudi ruler????

    anyway WE HOPE RIZANA WOULD SET FREE....

    Chao....

  • 30 Jul 2007 06:41:58 GMT

    Donald,

    It is ironic there is no equal justice in Saudi Arabia and now we are compelled to seek justice from them.

    It is my feeling that this girl in innocent in which case we can pull it through. It depends upon how the lawyers are going to convince the judges instead of bringing international pressure.

    By the way, do not think these judges are fools. Most of them are educated in the prestigious Western Universities.

    [UN should ask those countries to amend the laws in accordance to modern times. Sharia law is contemptible, outdated and undemocratic. These are laws followed during the days of `Moses`]

    By the way what do you mean by modern times?

    Send them to electric chair or inject them like in United States?

    Send convicted murderers to gallows like in most countries?

    Kill them in encounters like in India?

    Or life imprisonment like it UK?

    Which one of the above is modern and democratic?

    Muniraj,

    They are appealing to Saudi Ruler and many others but the system works differently over there. Very difficult to approach those fellows.

    Problem lies with our Government, we must stop sending maids abroad. For thirty years we have been spending and that is enough.

  • 30 Jul 2007 07:28:16 GMT

    Bonngo

    If saudi and Sharia law bring justice to people, then why we are crying for her?????. If she has killed sombody she deserves the punishment.

    If people accept that Saudi legal system is fair then we should accept their punishment and let them execute her.

    The biggest weakness in Sharia law is it does not consider the intention of the accused unlike in western system where they catagarize first degree murder, second degree murder, manslaughter etc etc. In the normal law only first degree murders desrve capital punishment while all others are sent to jail.

    If this case was taken up by a court outside sharia law she will go to jail instead of being executed, because she didn`t intend to kill the baby.

  • 30 Jul 2007 08:57:56 GMT

    Bongo,

    Beheading appeared to be the most brutal killing as it severes the head from the body and perhaps severely painful and the sight of it is distressingly frightening. The modern day killing by electric chair or firing quad seems not that frightening.

    Bongo, you seem to have agreed with me to degree by stating the irony of saudi-legal system. Believe `bongo` these rulers keep this sharia law to hide their misdeed.

    In the western world everyone is equal in front of the law that is applaudable and they taught us democracy where tolerance is a must.

    Every law has its pros and cons but sharia is unacceptable as it is not suitable for civilized man.

  • 30 Jul 2007 13:47:50 GMT

    [Stop sending the Sri Lankan women to the middle east as house maids or juki operators..]

  • 30 Jul 2007 14:11:48 GMT

    Some one says that these judges are educated. This education, cannot understand what, however, they seem to use that education to cover themselves as the Black thing Muslim women wear, to justify their work. Education and Intelligence are two different things, the rest is for you to understand.

    I have read some critics which says that these judges have not even practiced correct `Shariya law` in this case, and I too bellieve that this law is outdated.

  • 30 Jul 2007 14:58:43 GMT

    If this Arabian animals could behead an innocent girl(who has killed a baby by accident due to lack of knowledge and experince)

    We Sri Lankan should keep away from these Saudi Arabian Bastards. DO NOT APPLY AND GO FOR THEIR JOB Also locally should settle these agencies who would send people to untamed Saudi Arabian animal`s requests.

  • 30 Jul 2007 15:14:53 GMT

    Please forgive my language. These Saudi Bas...ds think that

    they are above all human beings.The are the worst animals

    who spend lavishly in Europe, UK and US doing things that are forbidden in the Islamic Law.May they all ROT in Hell!

  • 30 Jul 2007 21:00:31 GMT

    Dumindak,

    [If saudi and Sharia law bring justice to people, then why we are crying for her?????. If she has killed sombody she deserves the punishment]

    I think you did not read me properly. I said there is no justice in Saudi Law and I hate them. I do not know what you understand as Sharia Law but Saudi Law is no that.

    [The biggest weakness in Sharia law is it does not consider the intention of the accused]

    Who told you this? In fact it is precisely the intention that Sharia Law is concerned of. The main purpose is to avoid crimes, not to punish criminals per se.

    [In the normal law only first degree murders deserve capital punishment while all others are sent to jail]

    It is all in paper but how many innocent people have been punished and many even have no recourse to legal aid because they have no money.

    Donald,

    [In the western world everyone is equal in front of the law that is applaudable and they taught us democracy where tolerance is a must]

    Again this is only on paper, in practice they have one law for one and another for others, both internally and internationally. US has shown this to us in Iraq and Vietnam, just a couple of examples only.

    [Every law has its pros and cons but sharia is unacceptable as it is not suitable for civilized man.]

    In the past you have witnessed people leaving shops open and go and nothing is lost. Women could go out with any amount of jewellery and return safe. Sadly we do not see such situations anymore, anywhere in the world. The purpose of Sharia is to create such an environment, and not to mete out uncivilized punishment.

    Susith,

    [Education and Intelligence are two different things, the rest is for you to understand.]

    If you consider lawyers are educated then they are educated. Whether these judges are intelligent or not I do not know but certainly they are all Western educated. In our society it is generally accepted that graduates/lawyers/doctors are educated, this is the problem.

    Alwaysalison,

    You are the one who put it correctly, short yet effective.

    Let us wish the maid good luck and a lso bring to book those who were responsible for their plight.