Lanakn woman sentenced to death in UAE gets pardon
A Sri Lankan woman accused of murdering death to a sponsor’s wife by repeatedly hitting her head and face with an ornamental pot has been pardoned five years after the a Sharia Court issued Capital punishment on her.
The Sri Lankan Embassy of UAE said Mrs. Abdul Careem Kanzul Maharifa who was given Capital punishment had been released following appeals made on behalf of her.
“The Embassy and the External Affairs Ministry in Sri Lanka have been continuously working on this matter since the alleged incident and at last there is good news that the request for clemency has been granted and she is out of the said death sentence”, a statement from the Embassy said.
“This is one of the rare cases of the Sri Lankan Embassy in the UAE worked tirelessly and continuously for the freedom of this lady to the credit of the staff and the previous Ambassadors and especially the Consular Division of the Ministry of External Affairs of Sri Lanka”, the statement said.
The woman was sent back to Sri Lanka two weeks back.
There are over 250,000 employees in the UAE. -sundaytimes