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Filipina worker in Kuwait determined to pursue rape case


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MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Embassy in Kuwait is providing legal assistance to the Filipino woman who cried rape against two Kuwait police officers and two Egyptian nationals last week, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Thursday.

DFA spokesperson Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez said the woman was already under the care of the embassy and was determined to pursue rape charges against her alleged violators.

“A Filipino woman in Kuwait was raped by two policemen two other nationals (Egyptians) on June 17 in her flat in Kuwait and immediately, she went to our Embassy to ask for help,” Hernandez said Thursday.

“She has filed cases against the four perpetrators and she’s committed and therefore she will continue to remain in Kuwait. We have provided her with a lawyer who will help her pursue the case and bring the perpetrators to justice,” the official added.

The woman, a saleslady in Kuwait, had said that the four men barged into her house on June 17, three of them taking turns in abusing her.

Hernandez said all four men have been arrested and are facing investigation.

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Tags: Crime , Foreign affairs , Global Nation , Kuwait , Middle east , Rape , rights

  • dikoy321

    Views from Germany:
    GO FOR It!
    Bring them to Court, no delay !
    Forward Pinas !!!

  • Alloywheel1

    In Muslim countries, women are presumed the blame; being harlots and slots. Although I’m all for it to go after these criminals, base on the cultural mind set of Kuwait, I’m not very optimistic that justice will be done. They treat women as chattel properties; even to their own.

  • opinyonlangpo

    Justice in Arab countries is different from justice in non Muslim countries. There are many cases where this type of crime takes a U turn and the woman is jailed for prostitution. Another rape case that absolved the rapist just because its the woman who dressed seductively in her own house. And yes there are cases wherein its the woman who called men to rape her. Its cultural differences, I don’t recommend sending your women to Arab countries.

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