By ARAB NEWS
MAKKAH: An Asian maid who gave birth to an illegitimate child has begged authorities not to deport the boy with her, claiming it would put both their lives in jeopardy.
The woman already served two years in a Makkah prison for the crime and is awaiting deportation, the Arabic daily Shams reported Thursday. The child was to be adopted by a Saudi family, but the authorities have decided the boy should go with the mother.
The Asian woman, who is married, expressed fears that her husband would kill her and the child if she takes him home with her.
The Saudi couple, who had no children of their own, adopted the child from a child care home in the holy city. They had no idea that the child was illegitimate.
A preacher for Makkah prisons, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Shahrani, appealed to the authorities not to deport the child with his mother.
“It is unimaginable for a woman to go back to her family after an absence with a child not conceived with her husband. She will definitely face grave consequences,” he warned.
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Note by the editor: “The women already served two years in prison for her crime”. No word about the father…