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Kuwaiti woman to be hanged for torturing Filipino maid

Sponsor gets 4 years of imprisonment

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 30: The Criminal Court sentenced a female Kuwaiti citizen to death by hanging for torturing her Filipino maid. The verdict included the conviction of the defendant’s husband, with imprisonment for 4 years with hard labor, for covering up the crime.


The Philippine Embassy Undersecretary, Attorney Fawzia Al-Sabah, stated that the verdict was fair and in compliance with the Sharia law, reports Al Anba. The Kuwaiti female severely beat Filipino maid over a period of several days and detained her in her room. She was prevented from getting medical treatment until she died.

As per the reports, the operation room had received Filipino maids body to Sabah Hospital with bruises on various parts of her body, initial examination of the corpse reported as a suspicious case which lead to criminal investigation on death of the maid. 

The sponsor who had brought the body to the hospital was taken into custody, upon interrogation he admitted that his wife had beaten the Filipino maid until she had lost her consciousness which forced him to take her to the hospital, he was surprised that she had passed away.

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