21 Jun '11, 12pm

Indonesia recalls envoy to Saudi over execution

RIYADH (Reuters) - Indonesia recalled its ambassador to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday in protest over the execution of an Indonesian migrant worker convicted of murdering her employer, an Indonesian embassy official in Riyadh said. He said that Saudi Arabia had beheaded Ruyati binti Satubi, a 54-year-old female Indonesian migrant worker, on June 18. The embassy had not been advised beforehand that the execution was to take place, the official said. "The Indonesian ambassador will return to Indonesia today because the government is really upset with the beheading and sees it as an unfair decision," the official told Reuters. "He might return at some point but we are still not sure. We just want the Saudi government to hold talks with us before they take a decision to execute a national," he added. In Jakarta, a spokesman for President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono confirmed the ambass...

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