THE Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed the death sentence of overseas Filipino worker Jennifer Dalquez in United Arab Emirates.

Sentenced to death in UAE for stabbing her employer last December 12, 2014, the 28-year old OFW maintained she is innocent.

Rajima, Jennifer’s mother, said she learned about the sentencing last Wednesday.

In her media interviews, Rajima, recounting the phone conversation with her daughter, said it was Jennifer’s employer who pointed a knife to her daughter first and attempted to rape her.

Jennifer, who came from General Santos city, has been working in UAE in 2011.

According to DFA, they are going to appeal the case of Jennifer.

On December 2014, another OFW Carlito Lana was beheaded for killing his employer in Saudi Arabia.

Filpino migrants rights group Migrante International has reported that there are now 123 OFWs on death rows.

The group added there are over 7,000 OFWs in jails abroad with others awaiting death sentences.

Saudi Arabia remains a top destination of the estimated 12 million OFWs today.

 

 

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