Another Pinay faces execution in Saudi

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday said it would seek all possible remedies to save a Filipino whose death sentence was reaffirmed by the Saudi Court of Appeals on Thursday.

The Saudi Court of Appeals upheld the 2017 death sentence on the Filipina for killing her female employer in Makkah three years ago. She had cited self-defense in the slaying.

In a statement, the DFA said “the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will exhaust all diplomatic avenues and legal remedies to save a Filipina in Saudi Arabia after the Saudi Court of Appeals affirmed her death sentence on Thursday.”

The Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah has been providing her legal assistance since the start of her trial, the DFA said.

Consul General Edgar Badajos said the Filipina’s case has also been referred to the Philippine Department of Justice, chair of the Inter-Agency Committee Against Trafficking (IACAT), as the woman was recruited when she was still a minor in 2016.

The post recommended the filing of charges against her recruiters.