GLOBAL ONE NEWS — A Filipina domestic worker has been executed in Saudi Arabia.
The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed on Thursday, Jan. 31 the Saudi authorities executed the Filipina on Tuesday.
The 39-year-old was found guilty of murder.
The DFA said it provided support in all stages of her trial and updated her family about the case. It added it appealed the verdict, but the Saudi Supreme Judicial Court said the case was classified “as one in which blood money did not apply under Sharia Law.”
Meanwhile, DFA Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said the recent execution proves the death penalty should not be adapted again in the Philippines.
He said, “We lose the argument of respecting our culture which abhors the taking of human life by a cold formal state justice system when we believe that a state exists to protect life.”
The Congress reviews a proposal reinstating capital punishment.