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Source: Sri Lankan Daily Mirror | T. Farook Thajudeen

14th September 2011

The two suspects in the Rizana Nafeek alleged human trafficking case who are in remand were further remanded until September 26 pending the filing of Charges against the suspects by the Attorney General.  

The two suspects Pakeer Mohamed Wajurdeen and Shahul Hameed Abdul Latheef were further remanded by the Colombo Chief Magistrate Rashmi Singappuli on considering the submissions made by the prosecution and the suspects counsel.

The CID said the Attorney General had initiated steps to file charges against the suspects for aiding and abetting in sending  Rizana Nafeek on a forged birth certificate to Saudi Arabia to work as a housemaid, who was later sentenced to beheading  by a Saudi Court  in May 30, 2007 against the killing of an infant while bottle feeding.

Meanwhile, Rizana awaits, as diplomatic efforts continue to bring about her release.