Thursday, June 29, 2017

Ople Center seeks probe into the ‘suicide’ of an Filipino maid in Saudi Arabia...

A Filipino maid who had been working in Saudi Arabia just for two weeks has died in what her employer called a suicide, but her family is not convinced, and a migrant support center has called for an investigation.
The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-profit organization handling cases of distressed OFWs, urged the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to spearhead an investigation into the suspicious death of 35-year old Jennifer Ross Acuna-Reyes, who allegedly fell from the 7th floor of her employer’s building in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia last May 28, 2017.
The OFW, known to friends and family as Jenny Ross, had been in Saudi Arabia as a domestic worker for only two weeks prior to her mysterious death. She was married to hotel worker John Paul Reyes with whom she has two children.
“Her husband was able to talk to her four days prior to her alleged ‘suicide’, and she said that everything was fine. Why would Jenny commit suicide when she had just arrived in Saudi Arabia?” the Ople Center pointed out in a press statement Thursday. Full story...

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