The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Sunday said the Philippine Embassy in Dubai will be assisting a Filipina who had been meted the death penalty there in appealing her case.
Charles Jose, Foreign Affairs spokesman, confirmed in a text message that overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Jennifer Dalquez has been sentenced to death by Dubai’s Al Ain trial court for allegedly killing her employer on December 7, 2014.
The sentence was handed down on May 20.
“The embassy has extended all necessary assistance to Dalquez, including hiring a lawyer. The embassy will assist [her in appealing]her sentence,” Jose said.
He added that Dalquez’s family has been informed of developments in her case.
She is the latest OFW to be sentenced to death.
The DFA earlier said there are 88 Filipinos on death row in various countries, most of them for drug trafficking, including Mary Jane Veloso, who had been lined up for execution in Indonesia last month.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo, however, gave Veloso a temporary reprieve at the last minute.