January 25, 2017 at 11:33 am
Philippine Air Force Lt. Col. Angaris Pawa is seeking urgent help for his sister who is on death row in Kuwait and is reportedly facing execution tomorrow.
Pawa says, he received a phone call from his sister Jakatia from her detention cell today, in which she said she was saying goodbye as she was facing execution on Thursday, January 26.
She told her brother to take good care of her children.
Jakatia said she was going to be executed along with two other prisoners on death row.
She was first sentenced to death by the Court of the First Instance in Kuwait for allegedly killing her employer’s 22-year-old daughter while she was asleep on May 14, 2007.
The victim died of 28 stab wounds.
Kuwait’s Court of Cassation (Supreme Court) upheld the lower court’s ruling on April 13, 2008.
The two verdicts were handed down, despite the defense of Jakatia that her fingerprint was absent from the crime scene and the blood stains found did not match her blood samples.
The 32-year-old Overseas Filipino Worker (0FW) had been working for her employer for five years prior to the incident.
President Rodrigo Duterte had previously sent a letter of appeal to Kuwait seeking forgiveness for Jakatia.