OFW Jakatia Pawa confirmed to be executed

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DFA spokesperson confirmed the innocent OFW was executed.

A press conference held today, January 25, it was revealed by the Department of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Charles Jose that a female overseas Filipino worker was executed in Kuwait.

The 32-year-old female OFW Jakatia Pawa was imprisoned and sentenced to death by the Court of First Instance in Kuwait after her employer accused her of killing her 22-year-old daughter while she is sleeping. The alleged murder happened on May 14, 2007.

Jawa had been together with them for five years. The employer's daughter was stabbed twenty-eight times and died due to fatal wounds. Apparently, she was involved with a love affair with their neighbor.

Jawa took legal processes to prove her innocence but was still sentenced to death as her family could not pay the 'blood money,' which is a payment to the Kuwait government to prevent to execution.

ABS CBN interviewed Colonel Gary Pawa, wing inspector of the 530th Air Base Wing of the Philippine Air Force, quoting Jawa's brother of their last phone call.

"Tumawag kapatid ko kanina around 5 o'clock in the morning. Kasi nga nabigla nga ako kanina sa pagtawag niya kasi umiiyak. Sabi niya, 'Kuya, bukas bibitayin na kami,'" Pawa said.

"Magpapaalam ako. Kuya, huwag mong pabayaan dalawang anak ko, bukas bibitayin na ako. Yun lang mahihingi ko sa iyo," he added.

The unfortunate OFW was executed today at 3:19 PM Manila time. She was killed through hanging.
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WATCH: The Department of Foreign Affairs confirms that overseas Filipino worker Jakatia Pawa has been executed in Kuwait. DFA spokesperson Charles Jose speaking. Here are the highlights: Jose: We respect the decision of the justice system in Kuwait. Jose: She went through due process, the legal process, but was unable to prove her innocence, and thus she was convicted. Jose: If the family had paid blood money to the Kuwait gov't, things would've been different. Execution could've been commuted. Jose: We regularly update our matrix of OFWs on death row around the world. In the Pawa case, we've been negotiating blood money since 2007. Jose: Jakatia Pawa was executed by hanging. Jose: Jakatia Pawa was executed today at 3:19 p.m., Manila time

Posted by ABS-CBN News on Tuesday, January 24, 2017


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