OFW Jakatia Pawa hanged to death in Kuwait—DFA
The overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Kuwait who had been accused of killing her employer’s daughter was executed by hanging on Wednesday afternoon, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.
In a press briefing, DFA assistant secretary Charles Jose on Wednesday said Jakatia Pawa, who worked as house helper, was executed at 10:19 a.m. in Kuwait or 3:19 p.m. Manila time.
“We have exerted different efforts through the embassy and political departments,” Jose told members of the media. “We respect the decision of the justice system of Kuwait.”
Jose said they have been informed of Pawa’s execution only on Tuesday, Jan. 24. He added that the victim’s family was not amenable to the giving of blood money.
Following Islamic rules, Jose said the Filipino worker’s body might be buried in Kuwait.
Pawa was accused of stabbing her employer’s 22-year-old daughter while asleep in May 2007 and sentenced to death by Kuwait’s Court of First Instance. The verdict was upheld by the Court of Cassation in 2013.
But Pawa’s camp had repeatedly denied the allegations, saying one of the victim’s relatives could have perpetrated the killing due to a love affair with a neighbor.
On Wednesday, Pawa’s brother Air Force Lt. Col. Angaris “Gary” Pawa said his sister informed him of the execution and bid goodbye to the family through a phone call. CDG
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