A woman faces being stoned to death after being convicted of adultery in Saudi Arabia – while the man she was caught with faces 100 lashes.
The married 45-year-old woman, originally from Sri Lanka, was working as a maid in Riyadh and was convicted of adultery in August.
But her partner, who was single and also from Sri Lanka, was given a punishment of 100 lashes after being found guilty of the same offence.
Upul Deshapriya, spokesman for the Foreign Employment Bureau said:
“She has accepted the crime four times in the courts.
“But the Foreign Employment Bureau has hired lawyers and have appealed against the case. The appeal is going on. Also from the foreign ministry side, they are in negotiation with the Saudi government on a diplomatic level.”