The mother of a Filipino domestic worker who was saved from death row in the United Arab Emirates is seeking the Philippine government’s help to have her daughter sent home after serving her prison sentence.
In December 2014, the domestic worker Jennifer Dalquez was accused of killing her employer, who died after Dalquez stabbed him in self-defense when he attempted to rape her, Philippine Daily Inquirer reported.
In June 2017, Dalquez was acquitted of murder by the Court of Appeals in Al Ain, but was convicted of the theft of a mobile phone, and sentenced to five years in prison. She was eventually granted a pardon and had her sentence shortened.
Dalquez’s mother Alicia said that their family had been informed that she had completed her jail term on Thursday, but that they have no news on when Dalquez will be returning home to the Philippines.
“She just needs a court clearance and a flight ticket. She deserves to return home. What are they waiting for?,” Alicia said.
Alicia is appealing to the Department of Foreign Affairs to help bring Dalquez home and expedite the process for a court clearance.