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EXCLUSIVE: Nafeek’s Case- All are watching Riyadh's Embassy

 Embassy staff, who picked up the phone directed us to a person who was assigned to speak about this case. When contacted he wanted us not to mention his name. He said, that it is not allowed according to Saudi custom to talk directly to the affected family, “as this country was not like America or Sri Lanka”.

(November 01, Riyadh-Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka Guardian) Many anxious readers have been seeking more news on Razina Nafeek case developments of particular interest are the actions that the Sri Lankan Embassy in Riyadh, is taking to contact the family of the child, who has the power to grant pardon.

The Sri Lanka Guardian tried several times to contact Ambassador Ahmed A. Jawad, at the Sri Lankan Embassy in Riyadh, to inquire about the progress of Razina Nafeek’s case. However our correspondent  failed to contact him. An Embassy staff, who picked up the phone directed us to a person who was assigned to speak about this case. When contacted he wanted us not to mention his name. He said, that it is not allowed according to Saudi custom to talk directly to the affected family, “as this country was not like America or Sri Lanka”. He said, that Embassy is trying talk to the family through official Saudi sources but still has not had a success.

When the Sri Lanka Guardian contacted a source in a Saudi , he said that there is no law or custom to prevent such contact with the family. In fact, negotiations are encouraged with the view achieve reconciliation. Tell a Friend

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