Woman Sentenced to Death – by Stoning – for Perpretrating … Adultery in Saudi Arabia

Sri Lankan maid (Wife) is married, but living and working in Saudi Arabia.

Wife is having an affair with an unmarried Man.

Cheating violates Muslim law.

Wife and Man are both arrested in 2014.

They are tried and convicted.

Man is sentenced to 100 lashes.

Wife is sentenced to … death … by stoning.

The Sri Lankan government has made diplomatic overtures to the Saudi Arabian government seeking a pardon or similar leniency.

At the same time, Sri Lankan organizations have facilitated taking a legal appeal on Wife’s behalf.

Saudi Arabia invokes the death penalty and other harsh punishments not infrequently.


  1. this UK Daily Mail article: Saudi Arabia sentences maid to death by stoning for adultery – but the man she slept with will escape with 100 lashes and
  2. this Newsweek article: Saudi Arabia to Reopen Case of Sri Lankan Maid Sentenced to Death by Stoning .