Jailed OFW begs Aquino, Facebook pals
An overseas Filipino worker facing execution in Saudi Arabia has appealed to the Aquino administration to help him raise the “blood money” that would secure his release.
Dondon Lanuza, who has been jail in the eastern Saudi city of Dammam since August 2000 for the murder of a Saudi national, has been appealing for donations via his Facebook account after the aggrieved family finally agreed to forgive him in exchange for blood money.
The jailed overseas worker maintains that he killed the victim in self-defense.
“Mr. Lanuza expressed serious worries that members of the aggrieved family may suddenly change their mind as the agreed date to provide the ‘blood money’ has already lapsed; thus he is pleading for assistance from the Philippine government,” Migrante-Middle East regional coordinator John Leonard Monterona said in a statement.
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