MUST READ: Outrage Ensues As Saudi Arabia Executes Woman Who Was Raped

The dangers of tolerating Muslim law is a real one. It is especially dangers in regards to women who are extremely oppressed and treated unjustly.

An Indonesian woman who was in Saudi Arabia was recently executed for killing her boss. But that’s not the whole story. She killed him in the act of defending herself because her boss was raping her.

The woman who has been identified as Tuti Tursilawati was publicly executed for killing the man who was attacking her. This has caused outrage and protests have broken out in Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital.

According to Within Nigeria,

The Saudi ambassador to Indonesia had been summoned to discuss the matter, the president added.

Indonesian advocacy group Migrant Care said in September that Ms. Tuti Tursilawati had been defending herself from being raped.

Abidin Fikri, a member of Indonesia’s parliament, criticized the killing, saying:

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has ignored principles of human rights, including a right for everyone to live.

Ms. Tursilawati was executed just a week after Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister al-Jubeir, met his Indonesian counterpart, Retno Marsudi, and Mr. Widodo in Jakarta to discuss migrant workers’ rights. During the meeting, Mr. Marsudiemphasised the importance of having a mandatory consular notification before carrying out death penalties.

Executing a woman who killed a man in an act of self-defense is an unjust punishment for something that isn’t even a crime. But sadly, that’s how Muslim law is written. The testimony of a woman according to Muslim law is worth half that of a man’s testimony.

In order for Tursilawati to have been able to be pardoned for killing her attacker, she would have needed to have either two men who were there or a man and two women to testify that she was indeed being raped and killed him in self-defense.