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EXECUTION IN KUWAIT

Blame game won’t bring Jakatia back to life

/ 04:53 AM January 27, 2017
Jakatia Pawa (Photo from Migrante KSA official website at http://migrante-ksa.blogspot.com/2010/02/save-life-of-jakatia-pawa-now.html )

Jakatia Pawa (Photo from Migrante KSA official website at http://migrante-ksa.blogspot.com/2010/02/save-life-of-jakatia-pawa-now.html )

ZAMBOANGA CITY – “We can blame everyone but this will never bring back the  life of my sister,” Air Force Col. Angaris Pawa said a day after his  sister, Jakatia, was executed in Kuwait for murder.

“The whole family is trying to accept this,” said Angaris, the only family member that Jakatia spoke to shortly before her death.

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Personally, Angaris said, he still could not imagine how his sister sounded  so brave in the face of death.

“Imagine, a person who was about to be hanged called up and told us be  strong because she was to be executed,” he said.

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But Angaris said if there was one negative thing he can talk about, it  would be that none of the embassy officials in Kuwait contacted them prior  to the execution of his sister.

Niya Hadiza Alama, 18, Jakatia’s daughter and eldest child, said she  thought her mother was joking when she told Angaris of her imminent  execution.

“I thought she was just joking because when we visited her last year, we  were already drawing up plans on things to do for her liberty,” she said.

Angaris earlier said they had a firm belief that Jakatia was to be released  this year after a human rights lawyer told them so. But it came out the  family of the 22-year-old Kuwaiti woman that Jakatia allegedly murdered in  2007 wanted her to just die. They said no to blood money.

Aminkadra, 13, Jakatia’s boy, said he was the last to be told of his  mother’s fate.

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