Filipina in UAE death row for killing employer who tried to rape her

Filipina in UAE death row for killing employer who tried to rape her
Indonesian migrant workers hold candles during a vigil in support of Filipina drug convict and death row prisoner Mary Jane Veloso outside the presidential palace in Jakarta on April 27, 2015. She was later spared due to an 11th-hour reprieve granted by the Indonesian government.

An overseas Filipina worker (OFW) was sentenced to death by a United Arab Emirates (UAE) court after being convicted of killing her employer last December.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed that Jennifer Dalquez was meted the death penalty by the Al Ain trial court in Dubai last May 20.

DFA spokesperson Assistant Secretary Charles Jose said that the department has extended all assistance to Dalquez and that her family has been notified of her case.

The DFA will also help Dalquez in appealing her sentence.

"The Embassy will assist OFW Dalquez appeal her sentence," Jose said in a text message.

In a report by ABS-CBN News, Dalquez was arrested on December 12 last year for stabbing her employer who attempted to rape her at knifepoint.

Dalquez joins 88 other Filipino workers who are in death row in China, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and other countries.

Last month, Filipina drug convict Mary Jane Veloso was set to be executed in Indonesia but was spared due to an 11th-hour reprieve granted by the Indonesian government. AC

 

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