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Authorities: Filipina domestic worker executed in Saudi Arabia

Jan 31, 2019 - CNN

(CNN) -- A Filipina domestic worker has been executed in Saudi Arabia, according to the country's Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

The 39-year-old woman had been found guilty of murder and sentenced to death after the Saudi Supreme Judicial Council determined that the case could not be settled with "blood money" under Sharia law, the DFA statement says.

Blood money is a legal mechanism under Sharia law, through which the accused pays a sum to the relatives of the victim.

The sentence was carried out Tuesday, according to the Philippines' Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Adnan Alon...