April 19, 2018 at 10:40 pm
The highest human rights body in Saudi Arabia has taken “serious interest” in the case of Agnes Mancilla, the Filipina worker allegedly forced to ingest bleach in Jeddah, and is currently looking into her case, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Wednesday night.
Consul General Edgar Badajos of the Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah said representatives from the National Society for Human Rights in Saudi Arabia visited Mancilla at the King Fahd Hospital in Jizan to interview her and check the extent of her injuries.
According to the envoy, the Society is an independent non-government organization cloaked with the power to investigate and make appropriate recommendations to the Prosecution Office based on its findings.
He added that “the Society was organized to defend not only the human rights of Saudis but those of residents and visitors as well.”