Buried under headlines about a new arms package for the Saudis is this story about a protest in Jakarta:
Tens of activists of non-governmental organization Migrant Care demonstrated outside the Saudi Arabian Embassy here on Monday in protest against the execution of Indonesian maid Yanti Irianti (35) in Saudi Arabia.
"Migrant Care condemns the execution and urges the Indonesian government to question the death sentence and the legal discrimination against the Indonesian domestic helper in Saudi Arabia," Executive Director of Migrant Care Anis Hidayah said.
Anis said that the Indonesian government could raise the case at the United Nations Human Rights Council, where Indonesia and Saudi Arabia were members.
Besides, the Indonesian government should also send a diplomatic note of protest to the Saudi government, recall its ambassador from Saudi Arabia and send the Saudi ambassador back to his country as a protest againt Yanti`s execution, Anis said.
The case surrounding Irianti - executed by firing squad on Friday - is unclear. The abuse of migrant workers by Saudi officials and citizens is crystal clear.