Ethiopian woman executed over murder of Saudi Arabia child

2016-09-27 18:15


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Addis Ababa - An Ethiopian woman was executed in Saudi Arabia on Monday after she was convicted of killing a Saudi child.

According to a report by Arab News, the Saudi Ministry of Interior confirmed the death of Zamzam Abdullah Boric, after a "guilty" verdict was upheld by courts in the country.

Boric was accused of slashing her victim's throat before leaving her in a bathroom to bleed to death.

Although Boric's age and occupation were not yet disclosed, it was  believed that she worked in the Kingdom as a domestic worker.

With one of the highest rates of executions worldwide, Saudi Arabia has long been known for executions of foreign workers who have oftentimes been accused of killing their employers.

In December 2013, a domestic helper from Ethiopia was sentenced to death after being accused of the murder of a 6-year-old child who was the daughter of her employer, according to International Business Times.

After admitting to slitting the child's throat with a kitchen knife, it was reported that the woman had previously complained about being ill-treated by her employer and sought revenge through the killing of the child.

At least 124 people are said to have been executed in Saudi Arabia, with foreigners being sentenced for crimes ranging from murder, blasphemy, banditry, infidelity and acts of homosexuality.

Read more on:    saudi arabia  |  ethiopia  |  east africa  |  executions

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