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Human rights activists on Thursday demanded clemency for a Senegalese maid who was trafficked to Saudi Arabia and may face the death penalty after being charged with killing her employer.Senegalese civil society groups say Diop may have killed the woman she worked for in self-defence after a dispute, and that the Saudi authorities had not properly investigated the case.Diop, who is in jail awaiting trial, is one of a growing number of Senegalese women heading to the Middle East for domestic work, lured by the prospect of a salary and a chance to escape joblessness at home, according to Amnesty International.Civil society groups and protesters this week gathered in central Dakar to demand clemency for Diop.
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