Indonesia protests against Saudi Arabia’s practice in the week of one of its citizens, a domestic worker, who says that the Kingdom has not been able to communicate its family or the Indonesian government in advance.
Tuti Tursilawati, a mother of one in her early 30s from Majalengka, Indonesia, was executed on Monday seven years after she was sentenced to murder her employer in Saudi town Taif.
President Joko Widodo in Indonesia said Wednesday that he had contacted Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister, Adel Al-Jubeir, to protest against the actions of the Kingdom.
There are approximately 1.5 million documented and documented Indonesian workers in Saudi Arabia, Anis Hidayah, founder of Migrant Care, said in a telephone conversation from Ms. Tuti’s hometown, where officials visited the family to offer condolences.
Ms. Hidayah said that sexual abuse, long hours, wrong housing and other abuse were commonplace for women like Mrs. Tuti, working overseas in private homes that are difficult to monitor.
Saudi Arabia has not commented on Ms Tuti’s implementation or Indonesia’s formal protest.
Ms. Tuti was the fourth Indonesian who had been executed in Saudi Arabia since 2015, including one, Zaini Misri, who was killed in March. All executions were conducted without first reporting Indonesian officials; The two countries have no agreement that requires each other to do so. Other Indonesians in Saudi Arabia are still dead.
Many women from Indonesia work as girls in the Middle East and various Asian countries. They often leave their families behind the promise of steady income. But security concerns led Indonesia to temporarily carry home workers from traveling to the Middle East from 2011 to 2013.
In 2015, they prevented them from going to 21 countries, mostly in the Middle East, after Saudi Arabia executed two Indonesian domestic workers in a week about murder condemnation. Many Indonesians have still sought employment in Saudi Arabia.
The two countries agreed last month to facilitate these restrictions so that a limited number of Indonesian workers could travel to Saudi Arabia. On Wednesday, Hanif Dhakiri, Indonesian Labor Minister, said he was reviewing that decision Jakarta Post reported. Ms. Hidayah and other activists invite him to cancel it.
Last year, Indonesia also revised its law on the protection of overseas workers to improve education for workers before going abroad, streamlining administrative services and increasing coordination between government levels.
Indonesian officials say they have repeatedly asked Saudi officials to notify them before executions are executed. Lalu Muhammad Iqbal, the Indonesian Foreign Ministry’s Head of Overseas Citizenship, said that Mrs. Tuti had talked to her mother on a video call less than two weeks ago saying she was well and not worried about being executed, according to the post. 19659002] In addition to being subjected to physical abuse, migrant workers often contradict the cultural differences in Saudi Arabia, whose strict interpretation of Islamic law forces foreigners to abandon many of their duties. Last week, 19 filipinos were arrested at a Halloween party in Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital. They were temporarily released in the repository of the Philippine Embassy on Wednesday, according to Rappler, a Filipino news site.