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Clemency plea for Sri Lanka maid
An Asian rights group has called for clemency in the case of a Sri Lankan maid facing execution in Saudi Arabia.

The maid, Rizana Nafeek, is accused of killing a baby in her care.

She had originally confessed to killing the four-month-old Saudi baby boy in 2005 but later retracted her statement saying it had been made under duress.

There are more than one million domestic maids working in Saudi Arabia. Rizana Nafeek has one week left in which to appeal against her sentence.

The Hong-Kong based Asian Human Rights Commission said what had happened was an enormous tragedy, but it wanted to prevent an innocent teenager being executed.

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