Blood money

Kompas – March 29, 2014
Blood money

Signpost reads: Riyal, dignity, poverty, improving quality of life.

An offer of 7.5 million riyal (US$2 million) in blood money to spare Satinah – a migrant worker from Central Java sentenced to death by beheading in Saudi Arabia for killing her employer – has been likened to extortion by labour activists who are again calling on the government to do more to protect Indonesian migrant workers, 265 of which are currently on death row.